Viral Infections

  • Author: Jin S. Suh, MD, FACP; Humberto R. Jimenez, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/1/21 (What's New)

Introduction

  • Incidence of nearly all AIDS-defining opportunistic infections, including viral infections, has decreased significantly since the introduction of potent ART[Murphy 2004; Suh 2006]
  • Viral infections remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV (Table 1)
    • These occur most notably in individuals who are unaware that they are HIV infected, who cannot tolerate ART or adhere to it poorly, or who have poor access to adequate healthcare

The incidence of nearly all AIDS-defining opportunistic infections, including viral infections, has decreased significantly since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART).[Murphy 2004; Suh 2006]...

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