HIV-Infected

Opportunistic Infections in HIV Infected Patients

Opportunistic Infections in HIV Infected Patients

Opportunistic infections are diseases caused by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, which usually do not harm individuals with a healthy immune system. However, in people living with HIV/AIDS, a compromised immune system makes them susceptible to these infections. Common opportunistic infections include Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), tuberculosis, candidiasis, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.