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TB as a child, chances getting again
Sep 7, 2011

I am a 63 woman and was diagnoised with HIV two years ago. I had TB as a child(around 8-9 years old). Should I be checked on a regular basis to make sure I don't get TB again? I am taking Atripla. My CD4 count is 535 and I am nondectable.

Response from Dr. Henry

Your HIV specialist needs to be aware of that TB history so he/she can review what treatment you received and whether any further diagnostic assessment is needed. In many cases where TB has been adequately treated in HIV+ patients who are doing well on HIV treatment, monitoring for any evidence of reactivation is all that is needed. KH



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