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AIDS: Opportunistic Infections

Opportunistic infections are conditions that occur in individuals who have weakened immune systems.

The organisms (bacteria, fungi, or viruses) that cause these infections do not cause illnesses in patients who have healthy immune systems because they are able to fight off the infection. The most common opportunistic infections associated with HIV and AIDS are Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), toxoplasmosis, and tuberculosis. Patients at risk of developing these infections typically receive medication to prevent infections.

  1. Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
  2. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
  3. Toxoplasmosis
  4. Tuberculosis