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Opportunistic Infections in HIV

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Opportunistic Infections in HIV

Overview

Opportunistic infections and diseases occur in people whose immune systems have been weakened by a disease such as HIV infection. Opportunistic infections that are common in people who have AIDS include pneumonia, tuberculosis, and toxoplasmosis. People who have AIDS are also more likely to develop cancers such as Kaposi sarcoma and lymphoma.

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Current as of: June 13, 2023

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