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WHAT IS THE MORTALITY RATE FOR TB AND HIV COINFECTION

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...and middle-aged people in many developing countries (UNAIDS, 2000; Harries et al. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 1997;1:346; Floyd et al. JAMA 1999;282:1087). In studies conducted in both developing and developed countries, death rates are markedly higher among HIV-seropositive individuals than among HIV-seronegative individuals. For example, Nunn and colleagues ( BMJ 1997;315:767) assessed the impact of HIV infection over five years in...
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Just as I suspected, Dr. Boob doesn't have the answer....you have based your medical career on an unproven thoery.....Bravo! George Clooney would be very proud of you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Tuberc Lung Dis 1997;1:346; Floyd et al. JAMA 1999;282:1087).In studies conducted in both developing and developed countries, death rates are markedly higher among HIV-seropositive individuals than among HIV-seronegative individuals.For example,... 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 »

Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...placebo arm compared with the supplement arm (15 vs 8 deaths); among those with baseline CD4 counts below 200 cells/mm3, the mortality rate was significantly lower in the supplement arm. On the other hand, an earlier study in Zambia found that... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...placebo arm compared with the supplement arm (15 vs 8 deaths); among those with baseline CD4 counts below 200 cells/mm3, the mortality rate was significantly lower in the supplement arm. On the other hand, an earlier study in Zambia found that... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Antiretroviral Treatment for People With HIV/TB Coinfection Could Reduce Mortality by Half, Study Says

...with HIV/tuberculosis coinfection who began antiretroviral treatment within six months of starting TB treatment had a 55% lower mortality rate than people with HIV/TB coinfection who did not begin antiretroviral therapy until after they had... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mortality From HIV and TB Co-Infections Is Higher in Eastern Europe Than in Western Europe and Argentina

...characteristics and outcomes of 1,075 consecutive patients diagnosed with HIV/TB from 2004 to 2006 in Europe and Argentina. One-year mortality was assessed in patients stratified according to region of residence, and multivariable Cox models... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Causes of Early Mortality in HIV-Infected TB Suspects in an Ugandan Referral Hospital

...death in Africa, particularly among HIV-infected patients. The study authors evaluated pneumonia cases associated with early mortality among hospitalized HIV-infected patients at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. A prospective cohort study was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination ART, TB Treatment Slash Co-Infected Patient Mortality Rates, Study Finds

...England Journal of Medicine study finds (Karim et al., 2/25). Combined therapy in the clinical trial of 642 patients reduced mortality rates by 56 percent, according to a Columbia University press release (2/25). "[O]ur findings provide... Read more »
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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...on information provided by the WHO, even if we assume that all AIDS cases were fatal in the year 2000, the resulting global mortality rate of HIV positives (mostly untreated) would only be 1.4%, which is 4 to 6 times lower than the 6.7 to 8.8%... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...transfusions; 10. neoplasms (i.e., tumors);(10) and 11. leprosy (which is caused by a bacterium related to the one that causes tuberculosis, a disease found in many AIDS patients).(11) Another problem with many licensed antibody tests is that... Read more »