Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/20/21 (What's New)


  • Treatment of strongyloidiasis is aimed at eradication of the parasite to avoid the hyperinfestation syndrome[Keiser 2004]
  • Preferred treatments are ivermectin and albendazole (Table 18)[GESIDA OI; Singthong 2006]
  • Treatment duration should be extended to 7-10 days in patients with hyperinfestation syndrome, and corticosteroids should be withdrawn as soon as possible with consultation with an infectious disease specialist

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