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I Have Tuberculosis Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB TB Symptoms Detecting and Diagnosing TB TB Treatment TB and Pregnancy The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection of the lungs and respiratory system. Alongwith HIV, TB is one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in 2010, closeto nine million people...
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Tuberculosis again and again - can it mean HIV +

An Indian male of 30 years of age suspects that he could have been infectedby HIV. The series of events that followed are as follows :1. He had an unprotected physical relation (for about a month or so) with afemale (not a prostitute) in March...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
TB is a clue for HIV infection because they commonly occur together, but you can have TB (including relapsed TB) without HIV infection. His tests are repeatedly negative, which is reassuring. There are some strains that are not diagnosed readily... Read more »

M. tuberculosis

i am a HIV positive person and i was diagnosticated with cutaneous infection with M. tuberculosis. i want you to tell me if you know how long do i have to take the anti-tb treatment and after how many time that lesions will disappear? my doctor did...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
A cutaneous infection (or skin lesion) is not that common a presentation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Other mycobacterial infections apart from TB are also associated with skin lesions. So, my first suggestion is to re-confirm the... Read more »

Tuberculosis and HIV

Dr. Bob,I keep reading stuff about tuberculosis and HIV, but I am very confused.About 13 years ago, I got tested for TB after I moved from one state to another. The test was positive and I went through the entire course of medication. I know that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Proud Democrat,Nope!Dr. Bob... Read more »

How does HIV affect TB? (TB/HIV CO-INFECTION, 2011) (TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV, 2011)

Hi,I'm writing because I've been on/off HIV meds since 2003, for various reasons. I have been on meds long-term now for over a year, and my cd4 has improved from 1% to 11%, and viral load undetected. Well, about 5 months ago I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.TB/HIV coinfection is a common and often challenging problem. HIV weakens the immune system, increasing the likelihood of opportunistic infections. TB can increase the rate of HIV replication, which can lead to decreased CD4 and worsening of... Read more »
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I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »