Cryptococcal meningitis

Cryptococcal meningitis is an opportunistic fungal infection, which is the number two killer of people living with HIV/AIDS after tuberculosis.

With timely and effective diagnosis and treatment, people living with HIV/AIDS can survive opportunistic infections like cryptococcal meningitis.

However, the limited availability of quality-assured liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) and flucytosine means that treatment providers working in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to treat people with cryptococcal meningitis or risk treating them with suboptimal treatments when these medicines are not available.