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Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an HIV-positive cohort

o Risks for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization were modeled for a clinical cohort of persons living with HIV.
o Forty percent were nares negative but were colonized at another anatomic site.
o Lower odds for colonization were associated with recent sexual activity and use of antiretroviral therapy.
o Increased odds were associated with lower income, recent hospitalization, incarceration, use of street drugs, and skin abscess.
o Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at multiple anatomic sites is indicated for persons living with HIV.
American journal of infection control. 2015 Apr 1;43(4):329-35.

Author: Farley JE, Hayat MJ, Sacamano PL, Ross T, Carroll K

Published: 01/04/2015

Publication Type: Journal article