Opportunistic infections are the most important complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This issue contains recommendations for prophylaxis for HIV-related infections from the U.S. Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Prophylaxis, however, is not enough. Successful preventive strategies require a reversal of immunodeficiency and the elimination of risk for opportunistic infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


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