Bacterial infection in children with HIV: a prospective study from Cape Town, South Africa.

Invasive bacterial infection in children infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is common. South African data on this problem are limited. Over 1 year we prospectively studied 108 HIV-infected children hospitalized for 136 presumed infective episodes. Blood culture was positive in 24.8% of episodes. Streptococcus pneumoniae predominated (14/30… CONTINUE READING