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)


  • Fastidious hand washing or use of alcohol-based cleansers after contact or potential contact with human feces, animals (including pets), and soil is recommended before handling food or eating to prevent exposure to Salmonella[CDC OI]
  • Washing hands before and after sexual activity is also advised
  • HIV-infected individuals should avoid eating foods that contain raw or undercooked eggs, meat, poultry, or seafood; unpasteurized dairy products and fruit juices; and raw seed sprouts

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