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Does Hiv Increase Risk Of Tuberculosis

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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

Tuberculosis and HIV

Hi I recently read an information packet at my local hospital while getting a skin test for tuberculosis that infection with tuberculosis is often a sign of HIV infection. Having gone back to get the skin test read, I was told that I got a positive...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. People who have HIV are at much greaterrisk of contracting Tuberculosis (TB). However not all people with TB haveHIV. Anybody can get TB, regardless of whether they have HIV or not. However, if a person Read more »

Afraid to get OI's at work

Hi Doctor Frascino! I'm a poz doctor recently diagnosed and about to start treatment (am waiting for a resistance test results) from EU country. Am especialized in internal medicine and therefore I have to work a lot at the emergency room as a part...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Your risk of opportunistic infections (OIs) would be related to your degree of immune compromise. If your absolute CD4 count falls to 200 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 »

other virus

hi, can a common cold lead to pnumonia with hiv. ? If the t cells are high above 500, is the person considered as healthy as a non-hiv person to fight off other infections?thanks, gayle from ny
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...they receive vaccines against influenza, the bacteria pneumococcus, and be monitored closely for exposure or infection with tuberculosis. That said, people with high T cells are pretty darn healthy and with good medical care should do... 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 »
World Health Organization

36 Million People With TB Cured

... Geneva, Switzerland/Washington, D.C. -- Some 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a rigorous approach to treatment endorsed by WHO. New data, released today by WHO, also indicate Read more »
HIV Education Prison Project

Ask the Expert: Case Study -- Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

...which her isolate was susceptible, administered by strict DOT. Discussion Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increases the risk of reactivating latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and also increases the risk of rapid MTB progression. The... Read more »
The Well Project


...(flu) vaccination is also recommended for HIV-positive people since pneumonia often occurs as a complication of the flu Tuberculosis (TB) TB often occurs as a lung infection, but can affect virtually any organ of the body. Mycobacterium... Read more »
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...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

HIV and Chickens

Posted by wifey, 2 Replies
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Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

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... Male circumcision 'lowers risk of HIV infection by 60%' By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor Published: 09 August 2006 It used to be called the unkindest cut. But Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Another is whether prison staff members should be tested for HIV, as incoming prisoners are. Guards are now tested only for tuberculosis. "We can now begin the policy discussion about ways to prevent [new infections] in the prison population,"... Read more »