Bacterial Infections

  • Author: Harjot K. Singh, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 8/31/21 (What's New)


  • Guidelines on opportunistic infections recommend the following strategies for prevention of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia in patients with HIV (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
    • Adults and adolescents who have never received any pneumococcal vaccine should receive a single dose of PCV13 regardless of CD4+ cell count
    • Patients with CD4+ cell counts ≥ 200 cells/mm3 should then receive a dose of PPV23 ≥ 8 weeks later

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