Unformatted text preview: al with thrush (yeast infection in the
mouth), diarrhea, unexplained weight loss and difficulty in breathing. Cultures of
pulmonary fluid revealed the presence of Pneumocystis jiroveci. The man admitted
to being a heroin addict and to sharing needles in a “shooting gallery.”
a. What laboratory tests could confirm a diagnosis of AIDS? b. How did the man most likely acquire an HIV infection? c. What changes to the man’s immune system allowed the opportunistic infections
of Candida (thrush) and Pneumocystis to arise? 2...
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- Fall '13