Feb 10, 2000
Is HPV considered an Opportunistic Infection?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
HPV itself isn't part of the government's official definition for the OIs that comprise AIDS, but HPV can cause cervical (as well as rectal) cancer and cervical cancer in women is an AIDS-defining condition. HPV infection is common, but is typically more severe in people with weakened immune systems, such as HIV+s and people who have had an organ transplant-- so that generally speaking, it is certainly considered to be an OI.
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