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HIV Health Checklist

...anus or vagina. Test at baseline and once a year, or more often if abnormal cells are found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at baseline. Test once a year if you are at high risk of exposure to TB. Positive test results should lead to further tests...
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TB Skin Test = Bumps All Over

My boyfriend got a tb skin test last week, and the next day he woke up with raised quarter-sized bumps spreading in different parts of his body (back of head, leg, butt, groin area, chest). However, he's not breaking out at the injection site. Any...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...While not particularly sensitive, the PPD skin jab (or injection, as we call it here in the States) is most often performed.The reaction that you describe is highly unusual- I wouldn't expect this as a result of the TB test. I would definitely... Read more »

Hepatitis or reaction to Ritonavir

What is causing me to have yellowing of the whites of my eyes and slight change in skin tone? I have also had headaches body aches and low grade fever with night sweats and chills and some mild stomach upset. My last labs in Feb show a CD-4 count of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If the yellow appearance is due to an increase in bilirubin levels (from either the atazanavir or some form of hepatitis) that should be simple to determine by blood tests and an examination. It would be unusual to have those symptoms due to... Read more »

TB Skin Test

I took the following vaccines/tests at the same time: TB, Flu Vaccine, & Measles, Mumps, & Rubella Vaccine.My TB test came back positive. It measured 12mm. It also still itches like crazy. I also take Valtrex and Adderall XR 20mg. Could the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.Any TB skin test greater than 10 mm is a positive. While there are a few conditions that can lead to a false positive test, your medications Read more »

Planning to Work as a NURSE but with Positive Skin Test for TB & NEGATIVE Chest x-ray result

I NEED HELP!!! I am a registered nurse from the philippines & have migrated to the USA (Feb 2006). I underwent a complete medical examination (Jan 19, 2006) required by the US embassy in Manila (St. Luke's Extension Clinic) & have passed all the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...TB. Please talk with someone from your state's nursing board and ask advice about how to proceed, and don't panic. Positive skin tests are not unusual and can be managed. Read more »
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... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

symptoms stong enough to go the emergency room

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have read that some people have no symptoms at all and some may have symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room. Is there ANYONE in here that experienced symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room and what were they. Will anyone share? Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »