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

  • Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania
  • Leishmania is transmitted by the bite of sandflies
  • HIV and Leishmania coinfection has been associated with injection drug use[Desjeux 2004]

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