A 48-year-old male was hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida for 2 months, after sustaining severe polytrauma following MVA.
Due to current hospital practice that is supported by public and private partnerships, the patient was routinely screened for HIV on presentation
to the ED, and found to be HIV positive with a CD4 count of 18.84 and an active toxoplasmosis infection. Due to the early detection, the patient
was able to receive the imperative treatment he needed and his infection was not able to be hidden by the substantial traumas. This case report
highlights the degree of HIV comorbidity within our community and demonstrates that current interventions such as routine screening and linkage
to care lead to better outcomes.
Keywords: Toxoplasma • Immunologic deficiency syndromes • Mass screening • Early diagnosis