Treatment for HIV-related fungal infections

BETA. 1995 Jun;10-7.


AIDS: The following HIV-associated fungal infections, their causes, symptoms, and treatment options are discussed: mucocutaneous candidiasis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, aspergillosis, and blastomycosis. Also included are fungal infections that are less common or less invasive, such as sporotrichosis, fungi that can cause allergies, seborrheic dermatitis, dermatophytid tinea infections, and tinea corporis (ringworm). The increasing prevalence of microbial fluconazole resistance in people with HIV is examined, and ACTG 981 results showing prophylactic use of fluconazole decreasing the incidence of infections but having no impact on survival are highlighted. A set of ad hoc prophylactic guidelines developed by a San Francisco medical group on preventing disseminated cryptococcosis or cryptococcal meningitis are also explored.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / drug therapy*
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / immunology
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Male
  • Mycoses / diagnosis
  • Mycoses / drug therapy*
  • Pregnancy


  • Antifungal Agents