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Mrsa Hiv Virus

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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 »


Dear Dr. Bob,I ran through this article at and would like your opinion about is (as I... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Demystifying MRSA

...outbreaks of skin infections caused by bacteria called MRSA in certain communities such as athletes, men who have sex with men, and HIV-positive individuals. MRSA can cause a wide variety of infections ranging from mild skin infections to serious... 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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 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 »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from 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 »