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If You Are Negative For Tb Are You Negative For Hiv

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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
...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

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

MAC and TB

Dear doctor,What is the difference between Tuberculosis and Micobacterium avium complex?vatana Read more »
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 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 for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and Read more »

Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
...get tested together for the other sexually transmitted diseases a. pharyngeal throat STDs urethral STDs anal STDs b. TB tuberculosis c. hepatitis B hepatitis A hepatitis C d. vaccinated for hepatitis B and vaccinated for... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of unknown status. Well 5 days after the encounter went to my HIV specialist he performed swab and urine tests. All came back negative. He informed me it was too early for a HIV. Ok well here where it gets interesting I work on a computer and am... Read more »


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 »