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Symptoms Of Aids-related Tuberculosis

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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 »

Tuberculosis and HIV.

Dear Dr Shearer..I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and recently started medication which seems to be working very well.I recently met a man (Also HIV positve)who i have played around with several times..nothing...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...quite low, but still worth investigating with your doctor.We know from household contact data that your risk of acquiring TB is related to several factors, including the type of TB that your friend had, whether or not he was being treated at the... Read more »

HIV and rheumatoid arthritis

I am a 55 yr female who was diagnosed with AIDS 18 months ago. Thanks to Atripla my CD4 is now 321 and VL undetectable with 17% (I started at CD4 183, 89,000 VL and 7%). I also have rheumatoid arthritis. I had to go off Methotrexate and Humira and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...The main issue about anti-TNF drugs in HIV is the risk of tuberculosis (TB) that has been reported with these drugs. With methotrexate and prednisolone it is much more about adding immunosuppression to Read more »
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World Health Organization

HIV-Related TB Deaths Higher Than Past Estimates

... Rio de Janeiro -- The total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, and the percentage of the world's population becoming ill with TB has continued the slow decline Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

TB Drug Isoniazid Could Help Reduce by Half Child Deaths From AIDS-Related Illnesses, Study Says

... The inexpensive tuberculosis drug isoniazid could help reduce by half the number of deaths from AIDS-related illnesses among children, according to a study Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Bulletin Includes HIV/AIDS-Related Articles; Lancet Publishes Reports on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Treatment Access Issues

...of doctors and nurses in developing countries (WHO bulletin, February 2005). " Emerging Consensus in HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Access to Essential Medicines ," The Lancet : The U.N. Project Task Force on AIDS, Malaria, TB,... Read more »
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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 »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...become less able to fight illnesses. * Unless treated, AIDS-related opportunistic infections like pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, tuberculosis and candida can kill. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED? * Worldwide, 39 million people are infected with... 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 »

Should I get tested ?

Posted by Anonymous
...positive for HIV. * You are pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant. * You have had certain illnesses including TB (tuberculosis), or an STD (sexually transmitted disease), such as syphilis or herpes. * You have any reason to be... Read more »