Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 2nd, 1998
The isolation of pathogens normally regarded as nonopportunistic from HIV infected patients in industrialized countries has been well documented. Gilks et al. in Nairobi were the first to describe the importance of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in African adults infected with HIV-1 (Lancet 1990;336:545-549). Subsequent studies that investigated BSIs in HIV positive patients in Rwanda and the Ivory Coast suggested that infections due to...
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