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

    Epidemiology
    • Malaria is the most important tropical parasitic disease observed in persons with HIV infection[WHO 2020]
      • Caused by the protozoa Plasmodium
      • Transmitted by the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito
    Clinical Manifestations
      Diagnosis
        Preventing Exposure
          Primary Prophylaxis
            Secondary Prophylaxis
              Treatment

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