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Hiv Tb And Delayed Seroconversion

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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
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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 »

Tuberculosis and HIV.

Dear Dr Shearer..I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and recently started medication which seems to be working very well.I recently met a man (Also HIV positve)who i have played around with several times..nothing...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), which is an intradermal injection of key particles from the Tubercle bacillus to which you will show a delayed hypersensitivity reaction - in the form of a 'wheal' or edema of >5mm - after 48 hours, IF you were... Read more »

can pregnancy (immunosuppression) delay HIV antibody production?

Dr. Bob I respect you very much and trust your opinion...PLEASE HELP...I had an exposure 5 1/2 months ago in healthcare where a droplet of blood went in to my eye. The dentist I worked for was laughed at me for being nervous and said that you cant...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. No. Neither pregnancy nor stress delays HIV seroconversion.2. You've had negative hepatitis C screening at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 5 months. Just what part of "hepatitis 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 »
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InfoRed SIDA

Tuberculosis (TB)

...¿Cómo Se Diagnostica? ¿Cómo Se Trata el TB? Problemas Con los Medicamentos En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la TB? La tuberculosis (TB) es una infección causada por una bacteria. Normalmente ataca los pulmones pero a veces puede... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

...guidelines; however, please refer to the Treatment of Tuberculosis 1 for complete recommendations. The management of HIV-related tuberculosis (TB) disease is complex. Although the treatment of TB in persons with HIV is essentially the same... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...addition, as HIV seroprevalence rates have risen, there have been significant increases in the burden of endemic conditions such as tuberculosis (TB), particularly among young people. For example, as HIV seroprevalence increased sharply in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force

...Publication no. WHO/HTM/TB/2008.393. CDC, American Thoracic Society. Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection . MMWR 2000;49(No. RR-6). American Thoracic Society, CDC, Infectious Diseases Society.... Read more »
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Acyclovir - HIV Seroconversion Delay

Posted by worriedman460, 3 Replies
...you catch herpes at same time..due to hiv shedding on sore? my question is this... it is proven that herpes seroconversion is delayed by acyclovir. i have taken a 13 week herpes test which was negative. but... since new information has come out... Read more »

PLEASE...I AM DYING...

Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
...blood test for HIV 1/2, HEP C, Syphillis at 5 months and 1 week- NEG My questions are: 1) Could pregnancy and extreme stress delay seroconversion? 2) What about coinfection with Hep C? 3) Can having Latent TB delay seroconversion? 4) Everyone... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

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 »

DELAYED SEROCONVERSION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...JOHN HOPKINS SITE SAID THAT CHRONIC HEP C CAN CAUSE DELAYED SEROCONVERSION SO IF THAT PERSON HAS BOTH BECAUSE OF HIV HE WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO GIVE YOU HEP C SO IF YOUR BODY IS FIGHTING Read more »