When is HIV testing indicated in the workup of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2019
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of PJP should prompt consideration for HIV testing and other immune evaluations of lymphocytes and antibodies. If HIV testing is performed, appropriate pretest and posttest counseling guidelines must be followed.


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