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Mrsa And Hiv

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I have been HIV pos for 7 years. Recently I developed a nasty staph infection (maybe CA- MRSA) I tried Bactrim and now IV Vancomycin but it's still not cleared up totally. What do you recommend to excellerate the healing? How long do I expect...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...For MRSA often addition of rifampin can be helpful (need to watch for drug interactions) as well as evaluating for carriage of MRSA in Read more »


My partner is HIV+, and myself HIV-. We believe my partner has picked up MRSA from the Hospital... Read more »

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 +... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Demystifying MRSA

... By now you have probably heard of something called "MRSA infections" or "staph infections" from the news, or a friend. There have been outbreaks of skin infections caused by bacteria Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV, Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Epidemics Intersect

... People with HIV have a heightened risk of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection (CA-MRSA), according to a report published recently. In this retrospective study (2000 to 2007), population-level incidence... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug-Resistant MRSA Strain Spreading Through MSM Communities in Boston, San Francisco, Researchers Say

... A drug-resistant strain of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is appearing among men who have sex with men in Boston and San Francisco, according to a study published online in the journal Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

...factors for clinically significant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a cohort of HIVinfected adults. JAIDS 40(2):155-60. October 1, 2005. Moran, G. and others. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections among patients in... Read more »
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HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon became sick with MRSA. It was a C-section birth and the staph infection developed. I went to be by her side and stayed for 5 days with... Read more »

84 day hiv test not conclusive?

Posted by boots, 1 Reply
Ok in 07 I had a risk vaginal with an escort... I tested out to 84 days and I was negative.. Well yesterday I called around and I was told locally I did not test long enough.. That I should of tested again. Well I didnt so today I called the CDC and... Read more »

Could it be....

Posted by kel22, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend recently found out that he has a MRSA staph infection. He was given a course of sulfamethoxazole 2x a day for 10 days. He began taking the medication and on day Read more »

Would like to be certain

Posted by boots, 2 Replies my nose and as soon as I get done with the pred the swellen comes right back.. My WBC is 12.5.. Should I be worried about HIV at this point?? I have had no other exposures since 2007 I am married I just want to ease my mind here before I ask... Read more »