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tuberculosis
Dec 5, 2000

hello. i am hiv+ and recently had my TB skin test come back positive. i am going to start the preventative treatment soon, but i was just wondering if once you test positive for tb, you will always test positive like hiv, or will the tb go away after i am done with the medication. thank you for your time.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Yes -- your skin test will always be positive, and it will be important for you to successfully complete the preventive treatment for TB and to tell other doctors and nurses in the future that you have already had this preventive medication.


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