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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 skin test and HIV test

I usually test false positive or ambiguous with both the old tyne (sp?) and newer skin test for TB. (How I know this for sure would take too long to explain; in a nutshell an infectious disease specialist as well as several physicians said my tests...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...test but the reaction from an allergy is different than a real positive. Nevertheless, that should not have any bearing on the HIV test. All HIV tests are confirmed by Western Blot.There is a condition called generalized urticaria (hives) and... Read more »

TB test & HIV im confused or just FREAKIN OUT

Hello Dr. Bob, I just want start out by saying that I think the work you are doing is brilliant!My question is kind of wired , but I hope it makes sense. Its been 3 months since the last time I had any sexual activity. Form what I have read on this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...WOO-HOO! You're negative!Next, since you definitely don't have HIV, you needn't worry about how HIV would or would not affect a TB screening test, right? OK, so you're worried nonetheless. Here's the scoop. In folks who are HIV-positive, we... 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
...levels of specific antibodies3. Extenuating circumstances, such as the use of immunosuppressive therapiesBecause missing an HIV diagnosis can have catastrophic consequences, organizations that formulate guidelines tend to err on the conservative... Read more »
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Tuberculosis (TB)

...¿Cómo Se Diagnostica? ¿Cómo Se Trata el TB? Problemas Con los Medicamentos En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la TB? La tuberculosis (TB) es una infección causada por una bacteria. Normalmente ataca los pulmones pero a veces puede... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India to Launch No-Cost HIV Testing Program for People Diagnosed With TB

... India plans to launch a program that will offer no-cost HIV tests to people who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis, the Times of India reports. The country already has integrated its Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test All HIV Patients for TB

... South African health officials said Wednesday they want to begin screening all HIV patients for TB. The officials also said they are working on three drug regimens to treat drug-resistant TB, and they are testing four vaccines, 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 »
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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
...specialists to turn away patients who are coinfected with HIV. In fact, one patient I met at Lavra was a bright young woman whose HIV diagnosis came while she was in a hospital to remove what neurosurgeons thought was a brain tumor. It turned... Read more »

Crystal meth can make you test 'HIV'

Posted by Anonymous
...epidemics we also see the spread of 'false-HIV-positivity' because recreational drugs are well know now to make the non-specific HIV tests to run positive. No one is HIV positive they are 'drug-positive. Recreational drugs are making many gay... Read more »

scared sailor:(

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...all it did was slow it down:( but its not totally gone. and i was wondering,since i got a tuberculin test(way of testing for tuberculosis) the day i got my blood drawn and came out negative after 72 hours. can this be a way to tell you that hiv... Read more »