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In HIV patients, specific behaviors linked to S. Aureus colonization, SSTI

April 1, 2015

Specific behaviors, not HIV-related factors, increase the risk for Staphylococcus aureus colonization and subsequent skin and soft tissue infections, according to recent data.

“Studies have shown that the incidence of S. aureus infections is [six- to 18-fold] higher among HIV-infected, compared with HIV-uninfected, persons,” researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Further, despite the availability of [highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)] in the developed world, HIV-infected persons continue to have elevated incidence rates of S. aureus infections, suggesting that factors beyond immunosuppression, such as specific behaviors, may be the most important risk factors.”

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