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Correlation Between Hiv And Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB TB Symptoms Detecting and Diagnosing TB TB Treatment TB and Pregnancy The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection of the lungs and respiratory system. Alongwith HIV, TB is one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in 2010, closeto nine million people...
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Syphilis and AIDS/HIV correlation

I was wondering what the relationship between syphilis and HIV/AIDS was if any? I heard that having syphilis made it easier to contract HIV? Is this correct?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It has been well established that any sexually transmitted disease that leads to genital ulceration can make it easier to contract HIV. Syphilis, chlamydia, and herpes all cause genital ulcers. The most obvious reason for this increased risk of... Read more »

HIV and Shingles correlation

What exactly is the correlation between HIV and Shingles? A friend of mine who is a 24 year old gay male recently came down with Shingles. Many studies and medical literature I have read, seem to indicate this is a sign of HIV infection and testing...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiSomeone can develop shingles and not have HIV.If you've ever had the chickenpox -- and almost all adults have -- there's a good chance the virus is still at large in your body. The varicella-zoster virus can lie dormant for decades... Read more »

Low Bone Density - New Study shows no correlation to HIV

Based on what I'm reading in this study on no correlation between low bone density and HIV, I am excited. Should I be excited? There's a study for everything these days.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There is a growing appreciation of how common bone problems are among populations of people living with HIV. I did an <a href="" target=_new>interview with the... Read more »

HIV & Cancer how strong a correlation?

Hi there Dr. Dezube! I was wondering about something. I am an HIV positive woman -- I think I have it around 3 years. I'm not on any treatment yet. And I was wondering if HIV positive women are more likely to get cancer then other negative...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question. HIV-positive women are indeed more likely to get cancer than HIV-negative women. I will focus this answer on cervical cancer. Fortunately there are guidelines in terms of PAP smears. The current recommendations are as... Read more »
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Is there a correlation between...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
HIV and Rapid Heart Beat? I've been having a more pronounced and rapid heartbeat since the day of exposure. So for 3 months now, my heart rate has been through the roof. And not only when I'm thinking about HIV, but even when I've just woken up, or... Read more »

ARS symptoms and the correlation to seroconversion and window period? more responses please

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
So i had unprotected oral, protected vaginal and 15 seconds of unprotected vaginal sex with a possible sex worker. IDK. Thought i was experiencing ARS symptoms all 4 weeks post exposure. Night sweats on three different occasions, diareaha for a... Read more »

Tuberculosis y resultado NEGATIVO

Posted by Abyss, 1 Reply
Cuando tenia 15 aos, pille por un contagio en mi instituto esta enfermedad, la cual tras un ao de reavilitacion no he tenido ninguna recaida mas. He tenido una relacion de riesgo, con un resultado negativo a las 11 semanas. Pero he leido que gente... Read more »

WHO Accused of Huge HIV Blunder

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WHO Accused of Huge HIV Blunder

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The positive HIV test was a surprise. The boy let's call him Sipho - never
had a blood transfusion. He did not inject drugs or have... Read more »