Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Toxoplasma gondii is acquired by eating food contaminated with oocysts from cat feces or eating undercooked meat containing cysts[CDC OI; Panel 2008a]
  • HIV-infected persons should be advised to avoid eating raw or undercooked meat and to ensure that meat has been frozen at -20ºC before consumption
  • Fruits and vegetables should be washed before eating

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