Skip to Content
View Additional Content In This Section
Opportunistic infections occur in people whose immune systems have
been weakened by a disease, such as AIDS. An opportunistic infection may cause
serious, even life-threatening, illness.
Opportunistic infections that are common in people who have AIDS
include Pneumocystis pneumonia, tuberculosis, and
toxoplasmosis. Treatment for opportunistic infections depends on the type of
infection and the original disease.
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.