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Is Tuberculosis A Sign Of Having 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 »

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 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 »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Fund, India Sign Two Grant Agreements to Help Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis

...India and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday signed two grant agreements that will allow the disbursement of $33 million over the next two years Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Africa, Global Fund Sign Grant Agreements Committing $41M Over Two Years to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis

...The South African government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed agreements committing $41 million over two years for HIV/AIDS and TB treatment and prevention programs, Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

What You Should Know about HIV and Tuberculosis (TB)

...an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She had just finished a study on prevention of tuberculosis (TB) among persons with HIV infection. As revealed by the results of the study, there are several things that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID to Partner With Three Nigerian Health Institutions to Combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

...on Wednesday in a statement said that it would work with three Nigerian health institutions to address HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the country, Xinhua News Agency reports. NIAID Division of AIDS Director Edmund Tramont, who was... Read more »
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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 »

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 http://NotB4WeKnow.EditThisPage.com oo__ don 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 www.doctorswithoutborders.org. MSF is asking students to sign the petition and to distribute it as widely as possible. When the case... Read more »