Risk of healthcare associated infections in HIV positive patients.

  title={Risk of healthcare associated infections in HIV positive patients.},
  author={Mohammed Mitha and E. Yoko Furuya and Elaine L. Larson},
  journal={Journal of infection prevention},
  volume={15 6},
HIV positive patients are a high risk population due to the alteration in their immune status. Health-care associated infections (HAI) have not been well described in this population, with some risk factors reported inconsistently in the literature. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology as well as the underlying risk factors for HAI, specifically urinary tract infection (UTI), bloodstream infection (BSI) and respiratory tract infection (RTI). This was a retrospective cohort… CONTINUE READING
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