Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Guidelines on opportunistic infections do not recommend primary chemoprophylaxis for prevention of Bartonella infections in HIV-infected patients (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
  • Cat scratches and contact with flea-infested cats should be avoided by HIV-infected individuals, particularly those with severe immunosuppression[CDC OI]
  • Homeless and marginally housed individuals should receive education about the risks of body lice and treatment to eliminate infestation

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