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If I Have Tuberculosis Do I Have Hiv

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Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB TB Symptoms Detecting and Diagnosing TB TB Treatment TB and Pregnancy The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection of the lungs and respiratory system. Alongwith HIV, TB is one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in 2010, closeto nine million people...
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How does HIV affect TB? (TB/HIV CO-INFECTION, 2011) (TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV, 2011)

Hi,I'm writing because I've been on/off HIV meds since 2003, for various reasons. I have been on meds long-term now for over a year, and my cd4 has improved from 1% to 11%, and viral load undetected. Well, about 5 months ago I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.TB/HIV coinfection is a common and often challenging problem. HIV weakens the immune system, increasing the likelihood of opportunistic infections. TB can increase the rate of HIV replication, which can lead to decreased CD4 and worsening of... 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 »

Tuberculosis and HIV

Hi I recently read an information packet at my local hospital while getting a skin test for tuberculosis that infection with tuberculosis is often a sign of HIV infection. Having gone back to get the skin test read, I was told that I got a positive...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. People who have HIV are at much greaterrisk of contracting Tuberculosis (TB). However not all people with TB haveHIV. Anybody can get TB, regardless of whether they have HIV or not. However, if a person has HIV... Read more »

tuberculosis & HIV

Estimado doctor: Soy hiv positivo y luego de 7 an~os volvi a encontrarme con mi exnovio (el no tiene hiv). Tuvimos relaciones sexuales y luego de unos dias me dijo que hace dos an~os salio positivo a tuberculosis y se habia sometido a tratamiento...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado Amigo; Entiendo que si su amigo recibio tratamiento por seis meses me sugiere que el tratamiento fue preventivo reflejando una reciente conversion a la prueba de tuberculina . Esto no representa infeccion activa por consiguiente no existe... Read more »
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Tuberculosis y resultado NEGATIVO

Posted by Abyss, 1 Reply
Cuando tenia 15 aos, pille por un contagio en mi instituto esta enfermedad, la cual tras un ao de reavilitacion no he tenido ninguna recaida mas. He tenido una relacion de riesgo, con un resultado negativo a las 11 semanas. Pero he leido que gente... Read more »

MY FRIEND

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long can you live if you are coinfected with hiv, hepc, tb ? Read more »

Getting tested together first

Posted by don
Before sex you can get tested together first forsexually transmitted diseases, AIDS HIV,
TB tuberculosis, hepatitis and vaccinated for hepatitis
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God help me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am terrified. Yesterday I was given a PPD for TB and the result is positive. I have had TB skin tests before and they were negative. Now the skin test is positive. I have to get a CXR and blood work. I am so afraid because I think I may be hiv+. I... Read more »