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Is Tuberculosis Linked To 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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TB and A.I.D.S. cases

Since there has been such a culmulative drop in TB tuberculosis cases over the last 4 years, is it possible that the decline in new A.I.D.S. acquired immune deficiency syndrome cases may be attributed to the decline in TB cases in some way?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...If a person has HIV and Tuberculosis (TB),they are classified as having full-blown AIDS. However, it's important toremember that many people who have TB do not have HIV, Read more »

TB

Dear Rick,My wife has TB is presently receiveing treatment. I wish to know precisely how TB is spread.I understand that it is contagious only from someone who has active TB. When this person coughs the bacteria is airborne and contagious. Could you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Tuberculosis (TB) is a very common infection worldwide. This bacterial infection can be found in the lungs, and sometimes in other parts of the 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 »

My uncle is HIV+.HELP

My uncle was just informed that he is HIV+ and has TB.Where can I find the info,on how to catch it,and the symthoms.I cant find it anywhere.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There are a number of links to general information about HIV on TheBody.Tuberculosis (TB) is generally acquired through contact with respiratory secretions (they're inhaled). Casual contact is usually not sufficient Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

TB Cases and Deaths Linked to HIV at Alarming Levels in Africa

...diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines, if the annual US$1 billion funding gap for TB was filled. The UK-led Commission for Africa linked improved TB control to strengthened health systems and called for full funding of WHO's "Two Diseases, One... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

TB Testing, Treatment Should Be Linked With HIV Prevention Programs, WHO Official Says

...of the world has created a more serious threat, especially in Southern Africa, where HIV/AIDS and TB are prevalent and interlinked. In South Africa, approximately 61% of the roughly 250,000 people diagnosed annually with TB have HIV, Reuters... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African Deaths Linked to HIV and TB Prompt Stepped Up Response

... If you want to save the lives of people with HIV, start with treating concurrent tuberculosis infection, says Winston Zulu, a TB/HIV treatment advocate from Zambia. "It's very, very important, especially in Africa, where the leading Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association of TB, HIV Linked to Increase in TB Cases in Zimbabwe

...HIV infection. "The number of new TB cases has risen since 1990, and the overwhelming reason for this is the onset of the HIV/AIDS pandemic," Dhliwayo said. "The decline in the economy had added to the increase, as TB had always been a disease... Read more »
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Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087 &oref=slogin&oref=slogin Read more »

HIV/AIDS site link

Posted by Anonymous
...An interesting link with some information you may not have seen before... check it out - http://www.polder.net/aids/index.htm Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (n = 41), both in combination with didanosine and efavirenz. As reported in the July 22nd issue of AIDS, in the lamivudine group, drug dosages were 300 mg daily for lamivudine and 400 mg daily for didanosine. In the... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »