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

  • HIV-infected persons with low CD4+ cell counts and pregnant women should be advised to avoid travel to endemic malaria transmission areas[CDC OI; Panel 2008a]
  • If travel cannot be deferred, mosquito bites should be avoided by using a mosquito repellent containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) at a concentration of 30% to 50%[Panel 2008a]
  • Spraying clothes with permethrin and the use of treated bed nets are also advised[CDC Malaria Travel]

Action required