Pneumonia in the patient with HIV infection.

@article{Bartlett1998PneumoniaIT,
  title={Pneumonia in the patient with HIV infection.},
  author={John G. Bartlett},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={807-20, xi}
}
The lower respiratory tract has always been a major site of complications in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In the era before Pneumocystis carinii prophylaxis (PCP) this organism accounted for more than 70% of initial AIDS-defining diagnoses and was by far the most common identifiable cause of mortality. Even in the era of prophylaxis, PCP continues to be the most common AIDS-defining diagnosis and the most common identifiable cause of death. Despite the historic… CONTINUE READING