Opportunistic Infections Basics

Opportunistic Infection (OI) Basics


Prevention and Treatment Guidelines for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

dults and Adolescents:  Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents. These are recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Children:  Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

General fact sheets with basic information about OIs and related conditions:

Opportunistic Infections. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Opportunistic Infections (OIs). Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com. Also available in Spanish.  Note:  This web page has links to many other pages about specific opportunistic illnesses.

Strategies for managing opportunistic infections.  Fact sheet from Project Inform.  Also available in Spanish.

Opportunistic Infections in 2011. Article dated September/October 2011 from Positively Aware.

OIs and Co-infections and STIs - Oh, My!  Article dated September 2009 from Positively Aware.

Fact sheets about particular opportunistic infections and related conditions:

Candidiasis (thrush). Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Cryptosporidiosis.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Cryptococcal meningitis.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Dementia and nervous system problems. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Hepatitis: Overview.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Hepatitis C.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Herpes simplex (cold sores and genital herpes).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Herpes zoster (shingles).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Human papillomavirus (HPV).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Lymphoma.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Molluscum.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Toxoplasmosis.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Tuberculosis (TB).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Wasting syndrome.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Fact sheets with basic information about medications used for opportunistic infections and related conditions:

Azithromycin (Zithromax).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Ciprofloxacin (Cipro).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Clarithromycin (Biaxin).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Dapsone (Avlosulfon).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Fluconazole (Diflucan).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Filgrastim (Neupogen).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Pentamidine.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Atovaquone (Mepron).  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

 

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