Update: HIV infection and pulmonary host defenses.

  title={Update: HIV infection and pulmonary host defenses.},
  author={Leslee L. Davis and James M. Beck and Judd Shellito},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={8 2},
Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) produces profound alterations in host defense mechanisms throughout the respiratory tract. The extent of alteration of specific defenses varies with the stage or duration of HIV infection in the host. In the upper respiratory tract, HIV-infected individuals have decreased concentrations of salivary… CONTINUE READING