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June 18, 2009

Recurrent Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections among HIV-Infected Persons: Incidence and Risk Factors

"We retrospectively evaluated HIV-infected patients seen at the Naval Medical Center San Diego from January 1, 2000 to June 30, 2007 for wound culture-proven MRSA infections defined as community-associated based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria. ... In summary, HIV-infected persons have a high incidence of CA-MRSA skin/soft tissue infections and a high rate of recurrence. HIV control may be associated with a reduced risk of recurrent skin/soft tissue infections.

Read more in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, June 16, 2009.