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Dealing With Tb When You Are Hiv Positive

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HIV Positive and TB

Have been HIV positive for 10 years and tested positive for TB (inactive) since then, I never had any TB treatment at all.Average T-Cells - 700 andand undetectible viral loads.My third hiv doctor has nowrecommended taking TB treatment. Should I take...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...preventive therapy (usually with isoniazid).It's very important to be sure that you don't have any signs or symptoms of active tuberculosis disease, like fever, weight loss, night sweats or chronic cough before starting on preventive treatment,... Read more »

Tuberculosis and HIV.

Dear Dr Shearer..I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and... Read more »

Risk of tuberculosis/MAC infection to HIV negative caregivers.

Our brother recently disclosed that he has Aids and is being treated for PCP, MAC/tuberculosis. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination of Isoniazid, HAART More Effective at Preventing TB in HIV-Positive Patients Than Monotherapy, Study Says

... A combination of the antibiotic isoniazid and highly active antiretroviral therapy is more effective at preventing active tuberculosis among HIV-positive people than the two treatments on their own, according to a study presented Monday at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Launches Campaign to Increase TB Screening Among HIV-Positive People

...launched a 60 million shilling -- or about $975,000 -- campaign to increase the number of HIV-positive people who are screened for tuberculosis at public hospitals, Kenya's Nation reports. The campaign also aims to educate health workers to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe to Introduce Drug Isoniazid to Prevent TB Cases Among HIV-Positive People, Health Minister Says

...that the government soon will introduce the antibiotic isoniazid in an effort to prevent HIV-positive people from developing tuberculosis, The Herald/ reports. "We are very worried about coinfection, a situation where HIV and AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 25% of TB Deaths Occur Among HIV-Positive People, WHO Global TB Control Report Says

... About one-quarter of tuberculosis-related deaths involve an HIV-positive person, twice as high as previous estimates , according to the Global Tuberculosis Read more »
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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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Diseases" and which describes a strong cross reaction of HIV tests with antigens, that can be found in the bacteria which cause tuberculosis and lepra. That means, nobody in Africa or elsewhere in the world knows whether a patient suffers from... 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 »

Should I get tested ?

Posted by Anonymous
...positive for HIV. * You are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant. * You have had certain illnesses including TB (tuberculosis), or an STD (sexually transmitted disease), such as syphilis or herpes. * You have any reason to be... Read more »