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Does Tb Test Affect Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...infection. A protein found in TB bacteria is injected into the skin of your arm. If your skin reacts with swelling more than a certain size, you have probably been infected with the TB bacteria. People with HIV should get a TB skin test to find out if they were exposed to TB in the past. If HIV or another disease has damaged your immune system, you might not show any reaction to the skin test, even if you're infected. This condition is called...
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hiv tb connection

I tested hiv neg after 4 months possible explosure but tb skin test came out positive My quistion is 1)does tubercolasis effect hiv window period 2)do i need another hiv test at 6 months sorry about my poor english thank you so much
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Hello,A positive TB skin test will not affect the accuracy of an HIV test.Dr. Bob Read more »

Permission to WHOHoo? Vaccinations + TB test + lap dance

This week I have to get a HIV AB 1+2 and RPR. These exams and shots are for immigration reasons. I am working on getting my US permanent residence.I had some vaccinations done 1 and half week ago. Td, MMR and Varicella. I also had a TB skin...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Barcelona Guy Eric,1.No. From what you've told me, your HIV risk is nonexistent. You can't contract HIV from a lap dance while wearing your jeans, even if you are free balling and spunk Read more »

HIV Test Result

I tested inderminate for my Western Blot. Though the test says Non-Viral Bands present, against all bands it says absent.And the specimen could not be determined positive or negative.I am really worried, as I did not have sex in the past month and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uncommon. I've addressed this issue many times in this forum. See below and check the archives for additional details if needed.TB skin testing does not affect HIV test results.Dr. Bobinderminate WB test (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT)Feb 9, 2007 I... Read more »

Can a Positive PPD affect HIV test?

When I was 9, I had a positive tine test. Mantoux was negative. Many years later, I had a slight reaction which they called negative. The following year, I had a positive PPD. I am wondering if the fact that I have had weird reactions to the TB...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...In general, the cause for a reactive tine test at age 9 is exposure to TB or BCG as a child. The BCG reaction does tend to wane (ie fade) over time. In my mind, any reappearance Read more »
The Well Project


...swelling. (But don't try to "read" it yourself; only a trained technician can really tell you what the test means.) A positive TB skin test shows that you have been exposed to TB, but it does not mean you have active TB disease. Other tests,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Health Ministry Launches HIV, TB Communication Campaign to Reduce Stigma, Discrimination Among Health Workers

...believe it is "shameful for a medical practitioner to confess to being HIV-positive." Many health workers do not receive HIV or TB tests even when they have symptoms of the diseases, which has led to unnecessary deaths, Muga added (Ayieko, East... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV

...should I be tested for TB? Yes. If you have not already had TB or a positive result from a skin test for TB in the past, get a tuberculin skin test, or TST at the health department or your doctor's office. When you have the test, a health care... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative. Read more »

Lupus affect hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had lupus and never been diagnosed becasue it may not be that severe could it still cause you to seroconvert late? Is so how late and would a 3 month test give you a false negative, false positive, or intermediate? Read more »

Read this about what affect HIV test and so on!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... For you all worried! Follow this link and read whats affecting the HIV test-False positive and False negatives and window and so on. Link to HIV medical management 2000/2001. Read more »