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Mrsa Compared To Hiv

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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 »
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

hiv and mrsa

i found out i had hiv almost 2 years ago but i'm not as yet having treatment. the thing is, i've recently found out that my mother who is in hospital has caught mrsa. my mother doesn't know i'm hiv positive. i need to visit her...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would aggressively wash hands when visiting her and use gloves when visiting her when necessary. I would also inform your HIV specialist so that he/she can offer proper advice in case any skin problem develops. KH... Read more »


My partner is HIV+, and myself HIV-. We believe my partner has picked up MRSA from the Hospital visiting a sick relative. This has been a reoccurring infection since April 2006. His Doctor has prescribed Bactrum after the initial inspection of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MRSA stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. It is a bacterium that is resistant to many antibiotics used to treat staph infections. It is not particularly more virulent or aggressive than non-resistant staph, just harder to treat. We are... Read more »


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 »


Dear Dr. Bob,I ran through this article at and would like your opinion about is (as I believe you are the only source of true information about HIV).In a study released by the Annals of Internal Medicine Jan. 14, researchers at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Is there any truth to the MRSA story? Yes, some.Is MRSA "the new HIV?" No, not even close.Here's the scoop. The new study you quoted does suggest that gay men are significantly more likely to become infected with MRSA... 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 »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

conducting research

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing my MA dissertation that is a comparative study (US and UK) on heterosexual women and their vulnerability to and prevention from and HIV/AIDS infections. I am looking at influential factors such as soci-economics,... 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 »