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Common types of illnesses associated with HIV

for Veterans and the Public

Common opportunistic infections and HIV-related cancers

Opportunistic infections (or OIs) can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus, even parasites. Common opportunistic infections that are covered in this tutorial are:

AIDS-related cancers include:

What follows are descriptions of some of these illnesses. Note that most of them occur only in people with severely suppressed immune function, such as in advanced HIV infection.