Fungal infections are very common in HIV infected patients, with increasing frequency as their immunity (CD4 cell count) declines. The commonest infections are:
>> Onychomycosis (a clue to the diagnosis of HIV infection)
>> Cryptococcal meningitis (or bloodstream infection)
Less common infections (although in certain localities they may be very common) include:
In women with HIV infection or AIDS, Candida vaginitis occurs with the same frequency as in normal women.