What is toxoplasma antibody testing performed in newly diagnosed HIV infections?

Updated: Jul 01, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Anti-Toxoplasma antibody is measured to determine whether patients have had toxoplasmosis, and thus are at risk for reactivation of infection in the event of immunocompromise. Patients with prior Toxoplasma infection require prophylaxis if their CD4+ T-cell counts drop below 100/µL.


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