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Are Vre And Mrsa Opportunistic Infections

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VRE and MRSA and the HIV+ health proffesional what are my risks?

I am a nurse who has been + for 4 years, we have residents in the nursing home who have tested + for VRE or MRSA. My doctor tells me I am no more suseptible than anyone else, however I am still concerned. MY VL is 24,000 while my CD4 is 400, if I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think your doctor is right. VRE and MRSA are acquired in hospitals and nursing homes by patients who are already seriously ill, are given long courses of multiple antibiotics, and then become infected with these resistant organisms that are... Read more »

VRE and the HIV+ person. . .

My mother is in the hospital after having open heart surgery a month ago. She's in... Read more »

MRSA & Treatment

I had a mrsa infection 12/28, 2 wks antibiotics, finished then 1/21 another mrsa infection, 2 wks... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

Updates to the Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

The Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents document was published in an electronic format that could be easily updated as relevant changes in prevention and treatment... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

New guidelines to assist health care workers in preventing and treating the secondary infections that can afflict U.S. children exposed to, or infected with, HIV, were published by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Disclosure of Relationship Summary Introduction History of the Guidelines Guidelines Process Major Changes in Guidelines Since Last Publication How to Use the Information in this Report Effect of ART on the Management of OIs ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Summary Introduction How to Use the Information in This Report Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Incidence and Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Naive Patients) Management of Acute OIs in the... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a risky situation approx 2 years ago. I have been relatively healthy since then but have become overcome with thoughts of hiv. Is it possible to have an opportunistic infection without having other symptoms. I have never had a fever, night... Read more »

Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer.

Thanks,
Nate Read more »

Opportunistic Infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would you say that a reoccuring itchy rash on the lower back/base of spine (large(ish), flat, red and very itchy) 5-6 months after possible exposure (protected vaginal sex with a sex worker) was anything to worry about? I have shown my Doctor and... Read more »

Could i be having an opportunistic infection

Posted by bmkm, 3 Replies
Hi. I had protected vaginal sex with a stranger in Sep 2011. At that time i had my finger in her vagina. 6-7 weeks after that i was in Hospital for muscle breakdown which was caused due to untreated undiagnosed HypoThyroid. When at Hospital they... Read more »