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Getting Tuberculosis When You're Hiv Positive

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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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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 has HIV... Read more »

Positive for Tuberculosis

At my routine checkup my Doctor told me I had just tested positive for Tuberculosis. I am 50 yo, diagnosed HIV+ in 2008 with a CD4 of 511. I am currently undetectable with a CD4 of 924. I have absolutely no symptoms. I run or workout 5-6 times per...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
TB germs usually are acquired by breathing in air in vicinity of another person with TB. HIV- patients can also acquire TB germs in that manner. HIV+ patients with latent (clinically quiet) TB are more likely to develop illness from TB than HIV... Read more »

Tuberculosis and HIV

Dr. Bob,I keep reading stuff about tuberculosis and HIV, but I am very confused.About 13 years ago, I got tested for TB after I moved from one state to another. The test was positive and I went through the entire course of medication. I know that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Proud Democrat,Nope!Dr. Bob... 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. During the treatment process we provided comfort and company. He began his hospitalization in a regular room, but was subiquently moved to ICU with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.I'm not sure if you are stating that your brother has both MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) and tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, MTB) or just MAC. In the later case, there's no risk to exposed family... Read more »
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Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Pozme
www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for those... Read more »

Chances of False Positives? Maybe Im In Denial

Posted by Kirkhaven1, 5 Replies
Hi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my... Read more »

Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »