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Oct 26, 2001

Dr. Feinberg

My wife works in a hospital and has never come down with TB but during a test for it it shows that she has been exposed. Is there anything to worry about no doctors ever brought up testing for hiv

Response from Dr. Feinberg

There is a difference between a positive test for past exposure to TB, and having active tuberculosis. Past exposure to TB does not increase your risk of getting HIV; only active TB does that. So you and she have no need to worry about testing for HIV on that basis.


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