HIV/AIDS Glossary

Salmonella Septicemia

A life-threatening Salmonella infection that has spread to the bloodstream. Salmonella septicemia can be caused by any of the Salmonella bacteria, which are found in contaminated food and water. The infection is systemic and affects virtually every organ system. The most common symptom is a fever that comes and goes. In people with HIV, recurrent Salmonella septicemia is an AIDS-defining condition.

Related Term(s): Salmonella, AIDS-Defining Condition

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