Association of Viral Load and CD4+ count with Infection of IntestinalEmerging Parasites in HIV Patients

  title={Association of Viral Load and CD4+ count with Infection of IntestinalEmerging Parasites in HIV Patients},
  author={Leticia Eligio-Garc{\'i}a and Apolinar Cano-Estrada and Cesar Cruz and Enedina Jim{\'e}nez-Cardoso},
  journal={Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research},
Parasitic infections are common cause of diarrhea in patients with HIV combined with symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, intestinal cramps and flatulence. In HIV seropositive patients, the disease is often prolonged and severe. Parasites most frequently found in biological samples of HIV infected people are Cryptosporidium spp., Microsporidium and Giardia, Isospora and Cyclospora. The purpose of this study was to know the prevalence of parasitic infections in HIV infected patients and to… Expand
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