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Relationship Between Hiv And Tb

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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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Tuberculosis and HIV

Hi I recently read an information packet at my local hospital while getting a skin test for tuberculosis that infection with tuberculosis is often a sign of HIV infection. Having gone back to get the skin test read, I was told that I got a positive...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. People who have HIV are at much greaterrisk of contracting Tuberculosis (TB). However not all people with TB haveHIV. Anybody can get TB, regardless of whether they have HIV or not. However, if a person 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 »

TB question

Hi Doctor, You have mentioned the relationship between TB and HIV and vice versa. What can a hiv+ man do to avoid TB. Why is there a prevalence of TB in hiv+ people?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...specific thing you can do or avoid doing to prevent getting TB. The reason the two epidemics 'travel together' is that both HIV and TB will affect your immune system, making you more susceptible to other germs. Read more »

Infectious dz concerns - mixed couple

I am a very healthy HIV neg female in a non-sexual relationship with an otherwise healthy HIV+ heterosexual man, are there any health concerns I should have regarding illnesses he could pass on to me (i.e. hepatitis, TB,...) by being intimate but...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...It depends on what the "other illnesses" are. Tuberculosis (TB) is transmitted via respiratory secretions not from sexual contact. If your partner gets TB, you would need to be tested to see Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Should Address Relationship Between HIV, TB, Health Experts Say

... The Ugandan government needs to take increased action to prevent deaths among people living with both HIV and tuberculosis, health experts said last week at the launch of the country's National TB/HIV Policy and Communications Strategy, Uganda's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Tuberculosis and HIV -- A Deadly Duo

...epidemic. In June, the 14th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona heard the call for the recognition of the synergistic relationship between HIV and TB, and criticized the inadequate efforts by governments and organizations to forge a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force

...with Mycobacterium tuberculosis , and nearly 9 million persons develop disease caused by M. tuberculosis each year. Although tuberculosis (TB) occurs predominantly in resource-limited countries, it also occurs in the United States. During... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

TB Funds to Kenya Cut by Netherlands

...Over the past 10 years, the Dutch government has contributed nearly $21.6 million to the needs of the Kenyan tuberculosis (TB) health care programs, but this year the impoverished nation has been crossed off the Netherlands' aids list by the new... 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 Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...Requisition Number: I 08 001 Background: CRS is the consortium lead for AIDSRelief, which is operational in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The Consortium in Rwanda comprises CRS as the prime, Read more »


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 »

South African AIDS Panel Report

Posted by Anonymous
...respond to this infection; and the relationship between HIV infection and many other infections which are common in Africa such as Tuberculosis (TB), malaria, hepatitis as well as other parasitic infections. Discussions among officials of the... Read more »