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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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HIV+ wife, brings worry into my family

Recently my wife and I went for HIV tests. the results were she turned out positve and I am negative. We have remained strong in the face of this result but it is undeniable a new chapter that I was not prepared has started in my life. we have one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If your wife's CD4 count is 800 then she is not likely to be in any immediate danger to develop an AIDS related complication though TB, malaria and other infections can pose problems and need to be treated appropriately if present. Read more »

HIV outside the USA

Hi, I know you can't be of much help to me seeing that I live in South Africa, but I am hoping you might have some advice for me anyway. Government systems in this country seem to be falling apart. It seems it's only getting worse. I do not trust...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...was not done. The resources that are currently used to wage war should be moblised to fight infections such as HIV and TB and malaria. You are right that the variety and types of treatment available in the US (HIV drugs and HIV clincal... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...every day of AIDS. Barack Obama believes that we must do more to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. In 2006, Obama traveled to Kenya and, along with his wife Michelle, took an HIV/AIDS test to encourage... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Anglican Churches Announce Five-Year, $2.2 Million Plan to Combat HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria in Africa

...Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa on Thursday announced a five-year, $2.2 million plan to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on the continent, VOA News reports. The plan's foremost priority is to combat HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Commission Calls on European Union Governments to Provide More Funding for HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB Programs in Africa, Asia

...The European Commission on Wednesday proposed expanding the 25-nation European Union 's programs to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in African and Asian countries, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun reports. The commission called on E.U.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philadelphia Inquirer Examines Nursing Shortage in Africa, Effect on Health Crises Such as HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

...countries, a situation that is making it more difficult for African nations to treat diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Nurses, who are "on the front lines of Africa's various health crises, ... toil in difficult conditions,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa Could Miss Out on Rewards of Genome Research Without More Funding to Study HIV, Malaria, TB, Scientists Say

...benefits of genome research without enough funding to aid further study, especially into diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. Although researchers worldwide have made "notable progress" in mapping... Read more »
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South African AIDS Panel Report

Posted by Anonymous
...respond to this infection; and the relationship between HIV infection and many other infections which are common in Africa such as Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, hepatitis as well as other parasitic infections. Discussions among officials of the... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...the brink of a revolution in attitudes to circumcision. Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said research revealing the protective effect of circumcision against HIV was set to change... Read more »

African Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I HAVE READ ALOT ABOUT OTHORDOX AND DISSENT VIEWS IN REGARD TO HIV AND AIDS FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, BUT I BELIEVE WITH ALL MIGHT HEART THAT THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH THE COVENTIONAL OTHORDOX VIEW Read more »

WHO Accused of Huge HIV Blunder

Posted by Anonymous
...by 50-fold in India, was serving to put pressure on the government to divert public funds from desperately needed control of tuberculosis and other treatable diseases into further HIV/AIDS efforts. Yet according to the official governmental... Read more »