Protocol 2. Management of opportunistic infections and general symptoms of HIV/AIDS




The principles outlined in this report are:

  • Management of opportunistic infections (OIs) is an essential component of comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment and care.
  • All patients with OIs – irrespective of gender or social class and including injecting drug users (IDUs), sex workers, prisoners, immigrants and other vulnerable populations – should be treated. The decision of whom to treat should be based exclusively on medical considerations.
  • Treatment for comorbidities should not stop while OI prevention and/or treatment is being provided.