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Mrsa And Hiv

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MRSA and HIV

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...
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 places like the nose (consider use of an antiobiotic ointment if nose culture is positive). KH... Read more »

MRSA/HIV

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

MRSA as a symptom of HIV

Dr. BobFirst off, I'd like to say you are the coolest, most respectful, humorous and downright... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colonization in Groin Linked to MRSA Infection in Adults With HIV

Researchers report that HIV-infected adults are more likely to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections if the patients have a history of MRSA colonization in the groin or they have had a prior MRSA infection acquired from... 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 called MRSA in certain communities such as athletes, men who have... 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 Annals of Internal Medicine , the New... Read more »
Project Inform

MRSA

In January 2008, study results were reported in a medical journal detailing the Staph infection called MRSA (pronounced MER-SUH). The response to these results by various media has made some people concerned about getting the infection. The... Read more »
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HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My daughter is HIV positive. Last year 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... 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 2 he developed chills. Each day as he was taking the medication his... 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 »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
I have had a boil on my left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV?
Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »