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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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M. tuberculosis

i am a HIV positive person and i was diagnosticated with cutaneous infection with M. tuberculosis. i want you to tell me if you know how long do i have to take the anti-tb treatment and after how many time that lesions will disappear? my doctor did...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...A cutaneous infection (or skin lesion) is not that common a presentation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Other mycobacterial infections apart from TB are also associated with skin lesions. So, my first suggestion is to re-confirm Read more »

Mycobacterium Gordanae and MAC

I have had a chronic cough for 11 months. I finally asked my Pulmonoligist to do a Mucas sample, this is after being diagnosed with having Asthma and then H flu. Now they say I have MAC and Mycobacterium Gordonae. I also have Hep C and in the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...contaminant in cultures so a challenge to establish whether there is an active infection-Rx for active infection involves several TB meds with only modest overalp with MAC Rx so number of drugs can be intimidating if both infections are active. ... 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 »

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 »
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 »
Treatment Action Group

The Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment Pipeline

...Nitroimidazopyran PA-824 Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Lupin Laboratory Compounds Conclusions References Introduction Although tuberculosis (TB) kills two million people a year -- one person every 15 seconds -- there have been no new... Read more »
Project Inform

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...before you start preventive therapy, as this may lead to drug-resistant bacteria. It is also essential to have a chest X-ray and tuberculosis (TB) skin test. The bacteria that cause MAC and TB are related. Some drugs used to treat MAC are also... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in Tuberculosis -- United States, 2008

... In 2008, a total of 12,898 incident tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in the United States; the TB rate declined 3.8% from 2007 to 4.2 cases per 100,000 population, the lowest Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. 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 »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...globulin or immune (as prophylaxis against infection which contains antibodies) 18, 26, 60, 4, 22, 42, 43, 13 4.Leprosy 2, 25 5.Tuberculosis 25 6.Mycobacterium avium 25 7.Systemic lupus erythematosus 15, 23 8.Renal (kidney) failure 48, 23,... Read more »