Fungal Infections

  • Author: William G. Powderly, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/18/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • Incidence of HIV-associated fungal infections has decreased significantly with the advent of effective ART[Palella 2006]
  • Certain fungal infections (eg, oropharyngeal candidiasis) remain sentinel signs of HIV infection and should prompt HIV testing in people at risk
  • In patients living with HIV, fungal infections indicate disease progression and the need to initiate or review ART

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