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Ppd Positive Do I Have Hiv

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Can a Positive PPD affect HIV test?

When I was 9, I had a positive tine test. Mantoux was negative. Many years later, I had a slight reaction which they called negative. The following year, I had a positive PPD. I am wondering if the fact that I have had weird reactions to the TB...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...exposure to TB or BCG as a child. The BCG reaction does tend to wane (ie fade) over time. In my mind, any reappearance of a positive PPD after several negatives, does suggest new TB or reactivation of previously unknown disease. I am not aware... Read more »

PPD SKIN POSSTIVE

I FOUND BE FOR 3 MONTH I AM HIV POSSTIV I AM TB NEGATIVE AND SKIN POSSTIVE I HAVE TO TAKE... Read more »

HIV symptoms and failed PPD test

Hello Doctor,I am a 25 year old male, caucasian that is straight. I have recently had extreme... Read more »
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The Well Project

Pneumonias

...test called PPD is used to test for exposure to TB If a reaction occurs at the site of the test, a person is said to have a positive PPD PPD tests aren't always dependable for HIV-positive people A diagnosis of TB may not be made in an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...stigma. Don't settle for, "You're lucky, this is the best time to get diagnosed" or "You should have known better." There are many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) that offer support and information to HIV-positive people. You will be able to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »

Yahoo group for Artists who are HIV positive

Posted by JohnCarlos
...Here is a Yahoo group for artists who are HIV positive: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/positiveartists/ All levels of experience are welcomed. Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »