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How To Treat Tb And 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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Side effects from TB drugs and ARV's??

Hello, Thanks a lot for taking your time to answer our questions.I have a brother who is HIV+ in Africa and is takign ARV's. Recently he was diagnised with TB. He was admitted in hospital for 14 days. He is currently at home taking both TB drugs and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.TB is such a common infection in people with HIV in Africa, it takes advantage of HIV's effects on teh immune system.The pain in Read more »

Dying of Aids

My younger sister just got diagnised in February. Surprisingly to me, at 27yrs, she has never had an HIV test, and they also found that she had advanced TB disease that had gone untreated for a long time in her lungs and colon. (No insurance,...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...If not, has she been able to take her meds regularly or is her poor appetite effecting her adherence?2) You did not list her TB meds. If she started treatment in February she should still be on TB meds now. Inadequately treated TB could be... Read more »


How severe is it? My husband tested positive today. He hasn't been feeling well for awhile. His dianosis was in 2-97. Thank You
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...TB in people with HIV can be severe but is certainly treatable. The best possible situation would be for him to get treated for Read more »


Is it possible that HIV medications won't work if someone also has TB?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV medications still work in patients with TB though it is important to treat the TB as well. There are important potential interactions between the drugs used to treat HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Treat TB, HIV as "a Single Threat"

... South Africa must take a unified approach to fighting the combination of TB and HIV instead of viewing it as a "new" epidemic of two separate diseases, Dr. Greg Hussey of the University of Cape Town's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

TB Becoming Difficult to Treat in Vietnam Because of TB/HIV Coinfection, Health Official Says

... Tuberculosis is becoming more difficult to treat in Vietnam because 10% of people living with the disease also are HIV-positive, according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Programs to Treat People With TB, HIV Co-Infection Growing in South African Cities

... The number of programs that are treating people who are co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS is increasing in South African cities, prompting HIV-positive patients with TB to seek treatment early enough for Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Conference: Low-Cost CD4 Tests; HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Zimbabweans; Treating HIV-TB With ARVs; Vaccine Trials

...Silverman's theory (Faul, 7/24). Mail & Guardian : Researchers also discussed the high mortality rates caused by HIV andtuberculosis co-infection. "About 1.4-million of the 9.27-million people infected with TB worldwide are also infected with... Read more »
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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 »

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+ dislcosure and the law...!

Posted by lost2007
...been interned/incarcerated indefinitely for refusing too wear a mask in public too protect others from his incurable form of TB, so if one thinks no consequences exist just because some particular state they live in has no HIV criminal specific... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 2 Replies
...petition sponsored by the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres at MSF is asking students to sign the petition and to distribute it as widely as possible. When the case... Read more »