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Potential TB exposure?
Jun 23, 2001

I'm a HIV+ male but have not yet started HAART. Two people in my office have had positive TB skin tests but do not have active TB. I'm wondering if I'm at any risk of exposure to people WITHOUT active TB. It's probably unlikely, but I'm just checking to make sure. I haven't had a skin test for 5 years and tested negative then.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

As long as your coworkers only have a positive TB skin test-- and not active pulmonary TB-- then you are at no risk. However, if you are HIV+ you should get a TB skin test EVERY year, so don't slack off.


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