Current HIV/AIDS Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 267–277 | Cite as

New Insights in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cryptococcal Meningitis

  • Arthur Jackson
  • Charles van der Horst
Co-infections (C Benson, Section Editor)


Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients, especially in areas of high HIV prevalence, although it can also cause disease in the apparently immunocompetent. Improving the management of HIV-associated CM is important to ensure that patients can survive to benefit from increasing access to ART. In this review we focus on recent advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CM.


Cryptococcus Cryptococcal meningitis Meningitis HIV Immunocompromised Prevention Diagnosis Treatment 



No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Infectious DiseasesChapel HillUSA

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