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Prevalance Of TB In The USA

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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 »

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 »

CDC manual confirms 3 month conclusive

Hello Bob,Thank you for your good work.I found the below CDC manual:http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/gap/pmtct/Trainer Manual/Adobe/Module_6TM.pdfOn page 11, they state :"A negative result usually means that the person is not infected with HIV. In rare...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...partners, or anonymous partners?Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), like syphilis?Have you had unprotected sex with someone... Read more »

No Surprise

Just as I suspected, Dr. Boob doesn't have the answer....you have based your medical career on an unproven thoery.....Bravo! George Clooney would be very proud of you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...addition, as HIV seroprevalence rates have risen, there have been significant increases in the burden of endemic conditions such as tuberculosis (TB), particularly among young people. For example, as HIV seroprevalence increased sharply in... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: U.S. Global HIV, TB Programs Underfunded; More Investment Needed

...Diseases Center for Global Health Policy's " Science Speaks " blog. It outlines the funding provisions for global HIV/AIDS and TB programs. "There's no question the U.S. faces tough choices amid spiraling deficits and a difficult economy, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Group Funds AIDS, TB Research Center in South Africa

...to beating the HIV and TB epidemics," he said. Ndung'u studied at Harvard University and although he was offered jobs in the United States and Europe, he elected to return to Africa. Back to other news for March 2009 Search the Newsroom... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Leadership on HIV/TB Coinfection in Developing Countries Could Make "Profound Difference," Opinion Piece Says

...California-San Francisco , writes in a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece. Havlir adds that global health issues, such as HIV/TB coinfection, should be a "key component of U.S. foreign policy" and that the U.S. should "double its... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York City Tuberculosis Infection Rate Stays Highest in U.S.

...the new TB cases were among immigrants, Frieden said. Although TB has been brought under control for New Yorkers born in the United States, the number of cases among immigrants has increased. Preliminary data for last year found that about 64... Read more »
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sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... 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 »

Necesito su valiosa orientacin

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...me he protegido con condn desde que me dej de mi pareja no he vuelto a tener sexo sin proteccin. Segn entiendo el condn bien usado protege muy bien contra el HIV.Les pido de favor que me den su opinin al respecto a ver si puedo estar ms tranquilo... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS response. With an endowment of roughly $27 billion, the Gates Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization in the United States and global health is one of its core priorities. Through the end of 2005, the Gates Foundation made $6... Read more »