opportunistic infection

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any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans

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Strict compliance to guidelines, instructions and "doctor's orders" are mandatory if opportunistic infections are to be avoided.
Cotrimoxazole for prophylaxis or treatment of opportunistic infections of HIV/AIDS in patients with previous history of hypersensitivity to cotrimoxazole.
In summary, although an indigenous case of histoplasmosis had never been encountered, it should be 1 of the differential diagnoses of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients in Taiwan.
Gayle said that her federal agency would analyze AIDS case reports to try to determine what proportion of the improved death rates was due to older and newer combinations of drugs to combat HIV and opportunistic infections.
The NIAID HIV/AIDS Research Agenda and fact sheets on NIAID HIV/AIDS vaccine research, clinical trials for AIDS therapies and vaccines, and on AIDS-related opportunistic infections are available from the NIAID Office of Communications.
Global Markets Direct's, 'AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections - Pipeline Review, Q2 2011', provides an overview of the AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections therapeutic pipeline.
However, larger studies indicated that this strategy was actually potentially harmful, as people taking an STI were more likely to experience an opportunistic infection and disease progression compared to those continuing on a HAART regimen.
First, critical treatments to prevent opportunistic infections came into use in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Associated opportunistic infections or malignant neoplasms might not be present in this early stage.
Sullivan outlined his plans for the study Sunday at the fourth annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
According to the PHS Task Force, MAC infection produces non-specific symptoms, which can be attributed to several opportunistic infections, making early and accurate diagnosis difficult.
The level of improvement observed in the evaluation enabled the cohort to maintain a "robust immune response" at a level that has been shown to prevent development of lethal opportunistic infections and to reduce expensive hospitalization and mortality.
Nontuberculous mycobacteria, which are widespread in the environment, frequently cause opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients.
People are dying in different ways, not from the typical opportunistic infections seen more frequently in the earlier clays of AIDS.
Patients with certain opportunistic infections in the past will be considered, and need to have a T-cell count above 200;
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