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I Have Tuberculosis Does That Mean I Have Aids

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AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

... What Is TB? TB and HIV: A Bad Pair How Is TB Diagnosed? How Is TB Treated? Medication Problems The Bottom Line What Is TB? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria. TB usually affects the lungs, but sometimes can affect other organs, especially for people with HIV and a CD4 cell count under 200. TB is a very serious disease worldwide. Almost one-third
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Tuberculosis and HIV.

Dear Dr Shearer..I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and recently started medication which seems to be working very well.I recently met a man (Also HIV positve)who i have played around with several times..nothing...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...fever, chills, sweats, cough, and weight loss, this test is less likely to be useful, but you should be aware that people with HIV often have fewer signs and symptoms of TB than individuals who are not immune suppressed. You did not mention your... Read more »

How do you get Tuberculosis (TB)?

Dear Mr. Sowadsky,I know Tuberculosis not is considered a sexual disease. However is a person considered at (high?) risk for TB from kissing a person with active TB infection?Sincerely Yours
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is transmitted through airborne contact. It is transmitted when there is an active infection in Read more »

Risk of tuberculosis/MAC infection to HIV negative caregivers.

Our brother recently disclosed that he has Aids and is being treated for PCP, MAC/tuberculosis. During the treatment process we provided comfort and company. He began his hospitalization in a regular room, but was subiquently moved to ICU with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...possibility of exposure to the contagious MTB. While this risk actually is lower among persons with more advanced HIV disease or AIDS (as manifest in your brother's case with PCP), since MTB infection tends to cause less lung abscess(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 »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

What You Should Know about HIV and Tuberculosis (TB)

...an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She had just finished a study on prevention of tuberculosis (TB) among persons with HIV infection. As revealed by the results of the study, there are several things that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID to Partner With Three Nigerian Health Institutions to Combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

...Infectious Diseases on Wednesday in a statement said that it would work with three Nigerian health institutions to address HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the country, Xinhua News Agency reports. NIAID Division of AIDS Director Edmund... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV

...to fight HIV infection. Can I also take medicine to cure TB? What is drug-resistant TB? For more information Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis . TB is spread through the air. You need to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis as a Cause of Death in Patients Co-Infected With Tuberculosis and HIV in a Rural Area of South Africa

...morbidity and mortality for people infected with HIV-1. In South Africa, while antiretroviral therapy has helped to decrease AIDS mortality among patients who are TB-co-infected, drug-resistant TB has surfaced as a major cause of death. In this... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...even worse; diagnostic tests for hepatitis B or hepatitis C are not available at all. A greater tragedy is unfolding on the tuberculosis (TB) front. TB is a preventable, easily treatable illness in the developed world, but many of the... Read more »

Getting tested together first

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...Getting tested together first http://NotB4WeKnow.EditThisPage.com Read more »

Getting tested together first

Posted by don
...Before sex you can get tested together first forsexually transmitted diseases, AIDS HIV, TB tuberculosis, hepatitis and vaccinated for hepatitis http://NotB4WeKnow.EditThisPage.com oo__ don Read more »