Introduction Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast found ubiquitously in soil worldwide. It causes the majority of HIV-associated cryptococcal infections. The yeast spreads haematogenously from the lung to the central nervous system (CNS). Other possible disseminated sites include skin, bone, and the genitourinary tract, but meninges appear to be the preferred site. The reasons are […]
MBBS, MRCP(UK), FHKAM(Medicine)
Dr KWONG is an Associate Consultant of Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong. She is a Specialist in Infectious Diseases, with academic interest in HIV medicine and Women living with HIV.
Introduction Globally around half of the HIV-infected population comprises of women. In Hong Kong, women account for nearly 20% of the cumulative reported cases of HIV infection and AIDS since year 1984, and 15-20% of the new HIV or AIDS diagnoses every year. While the clinical features and management of HIV infection in women are […]