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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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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 »

spinal tb

Hi, I am new to the forum,i have looked at the sight but not used it for discussion. I have cleared HepC after interferon treatment in 2006. I had type 2b and was in treatment for 6 months, i had a torrid time but it was worth it when it was proved...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...post.Congratulations on the eradication of the hepatitis C. You're correct insomuch as there isn't a lot of content on our forums about tuberculosis, never mind spinal TB. That's not because we're not interested in your condition, per se, but... Read more »

How to manage patients who defualt from INH prophylaxis

If a patient on INH prophylactic therapy defualts from the treatment from treatment for some time like a month, what do we do for such clients which are becoming significant in era of universal IPT for all eligible? It is a global public health...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...by national treatment guidelines. INH preventive therapy is recommended for HIV-infected persons who have evidence of latent tuberculosis infection (by definition, without evidence of active disease).The US Department of Health and Human Service... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(IRIS), a paradoxical worsening of symptoms as immune function improves, is a concern.Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and tuberculosis (TB): disseminated M. avium and M. tuberculosis can spread from elsewhere in the body and infect the brain,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study in South Africa Examines TB/HIV Coinfection, MDR-TB

...that 50 percent of deceased patients at a hospital in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal were infected with active tuberculosis, and 17 percent of those with active TB had a multi-drug resistant strain, according to a PLoS Medicine ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Regional Office for Africa Releases Strategy to Curb HIV/TB Coinfection

...World Health Organization 's Regional Office for Africa on Tuesday launched a strategy aimed at controlling the spread of HIV/tuberculosis coinfection on the continent, Panapress/ Afriquenligne reports. The strategy was launched by WHO AFRO... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis as a Cause of Death in Patients Co-Infected With Tuberculosis and HIV in a Rural Area of South Africa

...Genotyping of isolates showed 39 of 46 XDR-TB patients had similar strains (85 percent; 95 percent confidence interval, 74-95). "MDR tuberculosis is more prevalent than previously realised in this setting," researchers concluded. "XDR... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: New One-Roof Policies on TB, HIV/AIDS "Are Challenging"

...said. Jennings made the comments to delegates at the seventh annual meeting of the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE), an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its goal is to try and... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...the 6 months window. I have done Hepatitis A,B and C tests all negative. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Chylamadia All negative. Tuberculosis negative. I have had unprotected sex with wife who has also developed a horse voice and some soles which... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...the brink of a revolution in attitudes to circumcision. Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said research revealing the protective effect of circumcision against HIV was set to change... 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 »

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 »