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Staph And Hiv

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Staph and HIV treatment

I was diagnosed in Feb. 2002 with HIV. My tcells bounce between 750-500. My viral load is usually around 3700, one time it was 12,000. I have had minor staph infections on my skin but other than that nothing unusual. I'm not thrilled about...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, taking antibiotics for Staph infection is less risky than HIV medications. Your HIV numbers are quite good and suggest that you may be able to postpone HIV treatment for some years. Good luck!... Read more »

HIV and Staph infection

Hi. Thank you for your time. Three and a half months ago I had a brief sexual encounter with a guy... Read more »

HIV and staph

I have been positive for 7 years. No meds...T-cells 700 range...viral load...5-15k and ratio's... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MRSA Infection Spreads by Sex

In a new report, researchers say they have found that community-associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can be spread by sexual activity. CDC's Rachel Gorwitz said the report is the first to document MRSA's spread through... Read more »
Project Inform


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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Staph Infection

Posted by moonstarchild, 1 Reply
I went to the doctor on Thursday because my throat was hurting and my kids were all sick with strep. I went to the doctor today to get cleared to go back to work and he told me that it wasn't strep it was a staph infection in my throat!!! I was... Read more »

Connection between my arthritis and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed with arthritis in my knee. Dr didn't know cause, I did have a staph infection this summer which I am wondering could have caused Septic Arthritis, or is there any connection between my HIV (14 years)? So many conditions seem to be... 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 »

HIV fear

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi. I am rusty. Since 2004 to 2006, I was going into massage parlors and having protected sex with different Asian woman almost everyday during the summer. I remember having rashes on my lower back of my leg and a cough that went on and on. I... Read more »