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Managing HIV. Part 3: Mechanisms of disease. 3.3 How HIV leads to opportunistic infections.

Crowe SM, Kornbluth RS
AIDS Pathogenesis Research Unit, Macfarlane Burnet Centre for Medical Research, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


HIV-related immune deficiency differs from that due to other causes in its severity and inexorably progressive nature. It leads to multiple opportunistic infections in patients with advanced HIV infection, mostly with common endogenous and environmental organisms that usually pose little threat to human health.


  • Journal: The Medical journal of Australia
  • Published: 05/02/1996
  • Volume: 164
  • Issue: 3
  • Pagination: 171-173

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