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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

... Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory system. Along with HIV, TB is the one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. It is estimated that 10-15 million people in the U.S. are infected
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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
...fever, chills, sweats, cough, and weight loss, this test is less likely to be useful, but you should be aware that people with HIV often have fewer signs and symptoms of TB than individuals who are not immune suppressed. You did not mention your... Read more »

How to manage patients who defualt from INH prophylaxis

If a patient on INH prophylactic therapy defualts from the treatment from treatment for some time like a month, what do we do for such clients which are becoming significant in era of universal IPT for all eligible? It is a global public health...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...by national treatment guidelines. INH preventive therapy is recommended for HIV-infected persons who have evidence of latent tuberculosis infection (by definition, without evidence of active disease).The US Department of Health and Human Service... 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 »

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 Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV

...to 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »

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 »

supporting my spouse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...starting going to the dr a couple of months ago and its becoming more of a reality. (i'm neg). he has tested pos for the latent tb so he has to take that drug. numbers are all very good and he does not need meds. he wont talk about it much, i... Read more »