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)

Summary

  • Toxoplasmosis is an endemic infection caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii
  • Toxoplasmosis in patients with HIV results from reactivation of latent T gondii infection due to immunosuppression[Miro 2008]
  • Primary infection occurs either by eating undercooked meat or via contact with cat feces

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