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Can HIV Get Tb?

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HIV/TB coinfection. ART and antibiotics?

We represent a PLWHA group in Kyrgyzstan. We care of a patient with HIV and TB co-infection. Can ART be ordered with antibiotics, like biseptol?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Kyrgyzstan.Antiretroviral therapy can indeed by administered at the same time as other antibiotics. Further, all persons with HIV/TB coinfection should definitely receive Biseptol (trimethoprim/sulfa) prophylaxis, in order to prevent... Read more »

hiv, tb and menigitus

hello and thank you in advance for your time Dr.My partner was diganosed last March with tb and... Read more »

HIV/TB and Pregnancy

I am on atripla and in the six month of taking tb treatment am remaining with two months to finish... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ghana's Justice Minster Calls for Workplace HIV, TB Policies

...recently called on private and public employers to create policies that would provide comprehensive care to employees living with HIV or tuberculosis, as well as their families, GNA/ reports. Mould-Iddrisu was speaking at the launch... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Health Ministry Launches HIV, TB Communication Campaign to Reduce Stigma, Discrimination Among Health Workers

...with the National AIDS Control Council and CDC launched the campaign to bolster communication and awareness of HIV/AIDS and TB to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with the diseases. The multitiered program, which was launched... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSF to Expand HIV/TB Coinfection Services in Swaziland Province

...Frontieres this month will assist three clinics in Swaziland's southern province of Shiselweni in providing services for people with HIV and tuberculosis coinfection, Inter Press Service reports. Aymeric Peguillan, MSF's head of mission in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Neglect of HIV/TB Coinfection "Undermining" Gains Against HIV, U.N. Officials Say at Conference

...HIV/tuberculosis coinfection is "undermining" recent gains against HIV/AIDS, United Nations officials said at the first HIV/TB Global Leaders Forum at U.N. headquarters in New York, the New York Times reports. According to the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can you get Tuburculosis of the Bowel with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...performed to reveal some inflammation. If I was infected could I get TB there? Would it be from a recent infection? If a person with HIV got TB would it come with the onset of AIDS? Read more »


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 »

Any one from India, Pakistan, Dubai, Qatar, Saudi

Posted by salma, 3 Replies
I am 28 year old girl from Dubai, tested positive six months back, I want to share mutual thoughts with my fellow men from Dubai, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, its very lonely & scared sometimes, if anyone feels the same,... Read more »

Just Wondering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have a serious question that some may think is silly. But I am going to ask it anyway. If you are HIV positive and you take a TB test, will you become infected with TB. From my understanding (someone correct me if I'm wrong) when you get a TB... Read more »