HIV / Aids

What are opportunistic infections?

Opportunistic infections are infections that enter the body due to a compromised immune system. The common opportunistic infections in AIDS are:

  • Tuberculosis (TB);
  • STI’s;
  • Septicemia;
  • Pneumonia;
  • Recurrent fungal infection of the skin and Oral Candida;
  • Unexplained fever;
  • Meningitis;
  • Frequent diarrhea resulting in weight loss;
  • Skin diseases and other diseases such as cancers.
  • Some women may experience phases of intense life-threatening illness followed by phases in which they feel healthy.