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Latent Tuberculosis And Hiv

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HHS Guidelines Panels Issue Statement on Treating Latent Tuberculosis Infection in People Infected With HIV Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

The purpose of this supplemental information is to alert clinicians about the use of short-course therapy with weekly isoniazid plus rifapentine (INH-RPT) for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in HIV-infected patients.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Tuberculosis

Fast Facts People with HIV and latent TB infection are at much higher risk for progressing to active TB disease than people with latent TB infection alone. All people newly diagnosed with HIV should be tested for TB infection. If they are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force

Summary An estimated one third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis , and nearly 9 million persons develop disease caused by M. tuberculosis each year. Although tuberculosis (TB) occurs predominantly in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Isoniazid duration for latent TB

Am HIV positive. Had latent tb all my life. dr prescribed inh and advised 9 mos. i completed 7.5 and did not miss one day. I could no longer handle side effects. Is that enough time of treatment. I noticed in some countries the recommended time is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Most of the benefit from INH chemoprophylaxis of tuberculosis occurs in the first 6 months. Since your side effects were so severe it seems prudent to call it a day and not risk additional problems by restarting the medication. Best of luck to you!... Read more »

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
You should let your 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... Read more »

latent HIV is the prmising approach?

Dear Dr, Do you belive that this is a promising approach?because even after treatment with a cocktail of powerful drugs, "latent" virus remains hidden in the body's DNA and erupts as soon as treatment stops. The scientists found that...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
You are correct that HIV does persist in the body of those with sustained viral suppression below the limits of detection in their blood. There has been substantial research performed to identify where virus is hiding in the body and some... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to... Read more »
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Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »

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 »