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)


  • Most common S aureus conditions associated with HIV infection are tricuspid valve endocarditis, skin and soft-tissue infections in injection drug users, and pyomyositis[Bartlett 2008b; Gebo 2006; Vassilopoulos 1997]
  • Factors associated with S aureus bacteremia include history of injection drug use, age 50 years or older, black race, and greater immunosuppression[Yehia 2011]
  • Incidence of community-acquired MRSA infection is increased in HIV-infected individuals[AIDS Alert 2010]

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