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 that bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatitis, osteomyelitis, and Bartonella bacteremia be treated with macrolides or tetracyclines (Table 1) (Management Guidelines)[CDC OI]
    • In vitro sensitivity tests should not be used to guide antibiotic selection
    • Treatment should be continued until the CD4+ cell count has remained ≥ 200 cells/mm3 for ≥ 6 months

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