HIV/AIDS Glossary

Aspergillosis

An infection caused by the fungus Aspergillus. Invasive aspergillosis is a serious lung infection that can spread to other parts of the body. It occurs almost exclusively in people with low blood levels of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, and weakened immune systems. Invasive aspergillosis in a person with HIV is rare.

Related Term(s): Opportunistic Infection

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