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Can They See Hiv Through Tb Skin Tests

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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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TB skin test and HIV test

I usually test false positive or ambiguous with both the old tyne (sp?) and newer skin test for TB. (How I know this for sure would take too long to explain; in a nutshell an infectious disease specialist as well as several physicians said my tests...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...I don't know why you have a "false positive"TB test. Some people are allergic to the reagent used in the TB test but the reaction from an allergy is different than a real positive. Read more »

TB Skin Test = Bumps All Over

My boyfriend got a tb skin test last week, and the next day he woke up with raised quarter-sized bumps spreading in different parts of his body (back of head, leg, butt, groin area, chest). However, he's not breaking out at the injection site. Any...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.It's highly recommended that most persons with HIV infection get periodic testing for tuberculosis. While not particularly sensitive, the PPD skin jab (or injection, as we call it here in the States) is most often... 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 »

Planning to Work as a NURSE but with Positive Skin Test for TB & NEGATIVE Chest x-ray result

I NEED HELP!!! I am a registered nurse from the philippines & have migrated to the USA (Feb 2006). I underwent a complete medical examination (Jan 19, 2006) required by the US embassy in Manila (St. Luke's Extension Clinic) & have passed all the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...TB. Please talk with someone from your state's nursing board and ask advice about how to proceed, and don't panic. Positive skin tests are not unusual and can be managed. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV 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 »
The Well Project


...Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory system. Along with HIV, TB is the one... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at baseline. Test... Read more »
Women Alive

Anergy Skin Testing and Prevention Therapy for HIV-Infected Persons

...disease. ( Anything that is foreign inyour body which will stimulate an immune response ). Forexample if you have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB)and a PPD (skin test) is placed on your forearm and ared bump appears that is greater than 5mm,... Read more »
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Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
...of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure did they occurr? How long did they last? What was... Read more »

HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
...Hi all...Im new here and I have a question I hope you all can help me with. My hubby is HIV+ and Im negative. Hubbys numbers are pretty good. CD4 370s VL is undectable. He has decided he wants to raise chickens! Im concerned Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

God help me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am terrified. Yesterday I was given a PPD for TB and the result is positive. I have had TB skin tests before and they were negative. Now the skin test is positive. I have to get a CXR and blood work. I am so afraid because I think Read more »