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Chronic Hepatitis B And Tb Testing

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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
Ask the Experts

hepatitis B

Dear Ms McGovern,Would you , please, briefly comment on my present, 2008 lab results:HB Surface Ag is 0.0059 Nonreactiveand HB Surface Ab is 267.11 Reactive.In 1999 I was treated for tuberculosis and had Drug hepatitis. However, in 1999 I also had...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I can't say what your hepatitis B "state" is.If you are tested for core antibody and are positive, then you cleared your hepatitis B in the past.If your core is negative, then you were vaccinated 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 »

spinal tb

Hi, I am new to the forum,i have looked at the sight but not used it for discussion. I have cleared HepC after interferon treatment in 2006. I had type 2b and was in treatment for 6 months, i had a torrid time but it was worth it when it was proved...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...HIV positives, other times not.The 4 drug treatment that you're taking (at first glace) appears appropriate. Drug sensitivity testing is best (if possible) to fully determine the best drugs to treat your TB bacillus. Treatment is for many... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

My HBV test was positive and further investigation indicated that I have chronic HBV infection. Liver function test was okay. However the viral load has short up from 46,000 in 2007 to 64,000 in 2009. My doctor is contemplating a biospy and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your viral load is still on the lower end of the scale for most chronic patients so I think you would respond well to treatment if therapy is started. Your liver biopsy will have to indicate a certain amount of scarring before your doctor will... Read more »
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 »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

...A blood test for theHepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is the only way to be certain if someone isinfected. A diagnosis of chronic Hepatitis B infection is made if theHBsAg test is persistently positive for longer than 6 months Signs and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics, personal communication, 2002). Recent estimates indicate 12%-39% of all Americans with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections were releasees during the previous year 1 (... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...die from complications of chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take... Read more »
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tb information

Posted by queenbee, 1 Reply
...i had a tb test over a yr ago, and this guy that im kindve seeing resonty told me that he has had tb the past 2 months but is taking meds Read more »

Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?... Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...he said I was at no risk but I talked him into several hiv test at 2, 4, and 7 weeks, all negative. I also contacted another testing facility though the hivnational web site and had a pcr dna test done at 10 and 28 days, both negative. They said... Read more »

Getting tested together first

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Getting tested together first Read more »