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

  • Guidelines on opportunistic infections recommend HIV-infected persons with epidemiologic risk factors for Chagas disease should be serologically tested to detect latent infection (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
  • Antibody-positive patients who are likely to have been infected for < 2 decades, without signs or symptoms of Chagas disease, and who have not been previously treated, may benefit from a single course of benznidazole or nifurtimox (Table 10) (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI] (Management Guidelines)[Panel 2008a]
  • Reactivation of Chagas disease may be prevented by optimization of ART

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