HIV pulmonary complications


  • Most common cause of pneumonia in HIV-infected patient is Strep pneumo (not PCP)

Differential Diagnosis

HIV associated conditions


  • ABG
  • Sputum culture, gram stain, AFB
  • Blood cultures
  • CXR


  • Cannot use PORT score to disposition patients


  1. Gutteridge, David L MD, MPH, Egan, Daniel J. MD. The HIV-Infected Adult Patient in The Emergency Department: The Changing Landscape of the Disease. Emergency Medicine Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emergency Medicine. Vol 18, Num 2. Feb 2016.
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