Diagnosis and Treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency States and Opportunistic Infections

  • Steve B. Kalish
  • David G. Ostrow
  • John P. Phair


The majority of conditions presented in this monograph are concerned with the management of infections occurring in presumably immunocompetent or normal hosts. Recently, an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) associated with opportunistic infections (OIs), Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS), and lymphoproliferative malignancies has been described in homosexually active men.1–8 In this chapter the clinical and immunologic evaluation of patients with AIDS and the diagnosis and management of infections caused by opportunistic pathogens are discussed. Further, the current status of attempts to modulate the immune response and an approach to counseling individuals at risk are presented.


Herpes Simplex Herpes Zoster Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia Cryptococcal Meningitis Sexually Transmitted Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve B. Kalish
    • 1
  • David G. Ostrow
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • John P. Phair
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious DiseaseNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Biological Psychiatry ProgramLakeside Veterans Administration Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Community MedicineNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  5. 5.Howard Brown Memorial ClinicChicagoUSA

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