PPD SKIN POSSTIVE
Apr 15, 2006
I FOUND BE FOR 3 MONTH I AM HIV POSSTIV I AM TB NEGATIVE AND SKIN POSSTIVE I HAVE TO TAKE MEDICNE FOR MY SKIN POSSETIVE ?PLEACE TEL ME ABOUT IT??
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
The PPD skin test determines whether a person has been exposed to the TB bacillus in the past; it cannot distinguish between uncomplicated exposure and active disease.
Persons who have a positive PPD test, especially those with HIV, typically receive preventive therapy (with isoniazid and vitamin B6) to decrease the likelihood of developing active tuberculosis disease. BY
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