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TB test & HIV im confused or just FREAKIN OUT

Hello Dr. Bob, I just want start out by saying that I think the work you are doing is brilliant!My question is kind of wired , but I hope it makes sense. Its been 3 months since the last time I had any sexual activity. Form what I have read on this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...affect a TB screening test, right? OK, so you're worried nonetheless. Here's the scoop. In folks who are HIV-positive, we "read" TB tests slightly differently. Redness and swelling (induration) of 5 mm or more at the injection (PPD) site... Read more »

TB skin test and HIV test

I usually test false positive or ambiguous with both the old tyne (sp?) and newer skin test for TB.... Read more »

HIV symptoms and failed PPD test

Hello Doctor,I am a 25 year old male, caucasian that is straight. I have recently had extreme... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test All HIV Patients for TB

...testing four vaccines, which they hope to release by 2015. The country has one of the world's highest TB rates because of its AIDS epidemic. HIV patients are more susceptible to TB because of weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 1% of HIV-Positive People Worldwide Have Been Tested for TB, Report Says

...AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ; the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ; and the World Bank -- requires mandatory TB testing for HIV-positive individuals ( IRIN/PlusNews , 8/8). Researchers from ACTION at the AIDS conference said... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica to Develop TB Testing Center to Address HIV/TB Coinfection, Health Official Says

...Prevention and Control Program at the Ministry of Health and Environment , said recently, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. TB test samples currently are sent to the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre in Trinidad and Tobago. "We have to strengthen... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African TB Nurses' Experiences of Provider-Initiated HIV Counseling and Testing in the Eastern Cape Province: a Qualitative Study

... South Africa's Eastern Cape Province has some of the world's highest rates of TB and HIV infection. The current study assessed factors playing a role in the "limited but effective" implementation of provider-initiated Read more »
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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 »

scared sailor:(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...wont go away, tried evrything but all it did was slow it down:( but its not totally gone. and i was wondering,since i got a tuberculin test(way of testing for tuberculosis) the day i got my blood drawn and came out negative after 72 hours. can... Read more »

Fluid in the Lungs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...similar symptoms and turned out negative. I have to go for an xray during the week but from what I have been reading it could be HIV or TB. He told me that it is not pnemonia. Also is testing at 7 weeks good or does it have to be the full 3... Read more »

should I be concerned?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi I don't know if I should write this here but I don't know where else to look. I just took a tb test and found out I was exposed (not active tb). I was trying to read up on tb on the net and found all these correlations between Read more »