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Antiretroviral Regimens For Hiv Positive With Tb

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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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tuber culosis and HIV infected person

What is the position of tuberculosis and suffered with HIV infected person?Are you suggested for which treatment?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...In many parts of the world, tuberculosis (tb)and HIV are common co-infections. For this reason, anyone diagnosed with HIV should undergo periodic screening for tb and if found 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 »

Please help!

Hello doctor!My father was diagonised as HIV positive a few weeks back and we realized that we got to know about it very late as the CD4 count is only 36. We are located in India and I am finding it very difficult to find a HIV expert here. My...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...better.On the other hand, I'm quite concerned about your father's fevers and sweats. I agree with your doctor in suspecting tuberculosis (TB) and doubting that the AZT, 3TC or nevirapine is the culprit. The use of trimethoprim/sulfa (Bactrim,... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(IRIS), a paradoxical worsening of symptoms as immune function improves, is a concern.Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and tuberculosis (TB): disseminated M. avium and M. tuberculosis can spread from elsewhere in the body and infect the brain,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces Incident Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Children

... The researchers designed the current study to estimate the effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on incident TB in a cohort of children with HIV. Data were analyzed from ART-nave children without TB who were enrolled in an HIV care program Read more »
AIDSinfo

What's New in the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...randomized controlled trials showing survival and clinical benefits of starting ART earlier in treatment-naive patients with active tuberculosis (TB) disease, the Panel provides the following recommendations on when to start ART in patients who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

...Drug Interactions A major concern in treating TB in HIV-infected persons is the interaction of rifampin (RIF) with certain antiretroviral agents (some protease inhibitors [PIs] and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors [NRTIs]).... Read more »
UNAIDS

HIV Causing Tuberculosis Cases to Double in Africa

...a key not only for curing TB cases but also for organizing health infrastructure in communities for the future provision of anti-retroviral drugs required for treating HIV. "Experience in increasing access to TB drugs will make an enormous... Read more »
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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 »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...national level technical assistance to the Treatment Research AIDS Center (TRAC) unit of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen TB services and build HIV/AIDS mentoring/preceptorship capacity. Catholic Relief Services seeks candidates for a... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...that causes AIDS, because of a needlestick or similar injury. Dr. Elise Beltrami of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention said the side effects have included liver toxicity and severe skin reactions. In one case, a 43-year-old... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Key facts about HIV/AIDS Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The world's Read more »