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I Am Tuberculosis Negative Does That Mean I'm Hiv Negative Too

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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
...possibility of exposure to the contagious MTB. While this risk actually is lower among persons with more advanced HIV disease or AIDS (as manifest in your brother's case with PCP), since MTB infection tends to cause less lung abscess(the... Read more »

history of cd4 and cd8 lymphopenia but hiv 1 and hiv 2 and western blot has been ruled out

my cd4 count is at 478/ul lymph is at 36.8% my cd8 count is at 113/ul lymph 8.7% but have never... Read more »

Tuberculosis and HIV

Hi I recently read an information packet at my local hospital while getting a skin test for... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV

...to fight HIV infection. Can I also take medicine to cure TB? What is drug-resistant TB? For more information Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis . TB is spread through the air. You need to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Upper-Room Ultraviolet Light and Negative Air Ionization to Prevent Tuberculosis Transmission

... "Institutional tuberculosis (TB) transmission is an important public health problem highlighted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the emergence of multidrug- and extensively Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Living With HIV, Dying of Tuberculosis

... Despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among people with HIV.With one-third of the world latently infected with TB,it threatens to reverse 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 »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
...anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin B12 defcency ... Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...coexisting EBV? - There are various studies state that at my age and the extended AVS (sick for 4 months)I will progree to AIDS in a short period of time( 5-6 years) Any way to delay that? - Are there any implications to the five undetectable... Read more »

realisation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i recently went through a tough period where i thought i might have been infected, but it turns out i wasn't. i woke up in cold sweats every night for two months, too scared to get tested, too scared to see what the results were once i was tested,... Read more »