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Can Tuberculosis Medication Affect Hiv Antibody Test Accuracy

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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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CDC manual confirms 3 month conclusive

Hello Bob,Thank you for your good work.I found the below CDC manual:http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdfOn page 11, they state :"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected with HIV. In rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partners, or anonymous partners?Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), like syphilis?Have you had unprotected sex with someone... 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 »

Your comment on crotisone Shot affecting HIV antibody testing, quick donation

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for answering my question earlier. I had oral insertive sex (she licked/sucked my penis twice, spitted on it) all unprotected and then applied condom and gave me oral sex. I think the Sex worker was HIV +. I had an DNA PCR at 15...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Relax Max! A cortisone shot for eczema given 1.5 months prior to your exposure will not affect the validity of your definitive three-month (from the date of exposure) HIV-antibody test. Likewise, your use of topical cortisone Read more »

No Surprise

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
...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available (WHO. Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273).As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1 million... Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Tuberculosis (TB)

...¿Cómo Se Diagnostica? ¿Cómo Se Trata el TB? Problemas Con los Medicamentos En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la TB? La tuberculosis (TB) es una infección causada por una bacteria. Normalmente ataca los pulmones pero a veces puede... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...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

...vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of test results. Also, keep track of any antiretroviral medications you take and when these change. This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. ... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...test to cover everyone. Testing beyond three months is completely unnecessary. Here is a chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody testing: Time Accuracy 2 weeks50% 3 weeks75% 4 weeks95% 6 weeks99% 3... 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 person... 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
...Where Are the Data? If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately. Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001 A high-profile argument has erupted... Read more »