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PPD SKIN POSSTIVE
Apr 18, 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. Wohl

The PPD skin test indicates that you have been exposed to TB (tuberculosis). As you write, it does not mean you have active TB - only that the germ has entered your body, is likely still there and can one day blossom into active disease.

People with HIV infection anre many time more likely to come down with active TB.

Taking TB medicine can reduce the risk of active disease considerably.

DW



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