Even when prevention efforts are made, sometimes a disease is unavoidable. Some reasons include evolution of drug-resistant strains of a disease; changes in a person’s environment; increased travel; inappropriate use of prescription drugs; a weakened immune system; and lack of attention to proper personal hygiene.
- HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic infections
- Community acquired and hospital acquired bacterial infections
- Infections in immunocompromised patients, including those with (1) hematological and organ related malignancies, (2) stem cell or organ transplants and (3) congenital immunodeficiency disease states
- Herpes virus infections
- Hepatitis virus infections
- Mycobacterial infections, including TB, drug-resistant TB and non-TB mycobacterial (NTM) diseases
- Fungal infections