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How To Prevent Tb When You Have Hiv

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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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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
...doctor know of this exposure right away, and together you can take the simple steps necessary to find out whether you acquired TB and now have a latent (subclinical) infection, whether you actually have an early stage of active TB disease (very... 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 »

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 members.In... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination of Isoniazid, HAART More Effective at Preventing TB in HIV-Positive Patients Than Monotherapy, Study Says

... A combination of the antibiotic isoniazid and highly active antiretroviral therapy is more effective at preventing active tuberculosis among HIV-positive people than the two treatments on their own, according to a study presented Monday at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe to Introduce Drug Isoniazid to Prevent TB Cases Among HIV-Positive People, Health Minister Says

...that the government soon will introduce the antibiotic isoniazid in an effort to prevent HIV-positive people from developing tuberculosis, The Herald/AllAfrica.com reports. "We are very worried about coinfection, a situation where HIV and AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Releases New TB Prevention Guidelines for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Wednesday, the WHO released new guidelines (.pdf) "show[ing] that children and adults living with HIV can be protected from tuberculosis (TB) infection with a regular, low-cost preventive medication," U.N. News Centre adds. "Of the nearly two... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO, International Labor Organization, UNAIDS Release Guidelines to Prevent Transmission of HIV, TB to Health Workers

...developed by the International Labor Organization, the WHO and UNAIDS "aim to protect health workers" from contracting HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, VOA News reports (Schlein, 11/25). "The 14 action points provided in the guidelines are based on... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...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 / 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 »

Getting tested together first

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Getting tested together first http://NotB4WeKnow.EditThisPage.com Read more »

South African AIDS Panel Report

Posted by Anonymous
...respond to this infection; and the relationship between HIV infection and many other infections which are common in Africa such as Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, hepatitis as well as other parasitic infections. Discussions among officials of the... Read more »