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Tb In Hiv Patients

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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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HIV/TB coinfection. ART and antibiotics?

We represent a PLWHA group in Kyrgyzstan. We care of a patient with HIV and TB co-infection. Can ART be ordered with antibiotics, like biseptol?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...ART among HIV/TB coinfected persons resulted in a ~6-fold reduction in death (Tabarsi, et al., Journal of the International AIDS Society 2009, 12:14).Thank you for the valuable work that you do.BY Read more »

hiv and tb

I have hiv and my cd sount is 273. i was informed not to be in contact with ppl as my coughing is getting worse. can my tb be spread to others? i was told i should be away from work and people for about 2 weeks. pls advise in detail.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...advice of the TB doc regarding when you can be out in public. If you haven't been diagnosed with TB then you need to ask your HIV doctor if you have been evaluated for TB. Most HIV + patients I see with an upper respiratory infection don't have... Read more »


Is it possible that HIV medications won't work if someone also has TB?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV medications still work in patients with TB though it is important to treat the TB as well. There are important potential interactions 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test All HIV Patients for TB

...testing four vaccines, which they hope to release by 2015. The country has one of the world's highest TB rates because of its AIDS epidemic. HIV patients are more susceptible to TB because of weakened immune systems. The World Health Organization... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Commentary Examines Recurrent TB in Patients With HIV

... "The catastrophic collision of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has yielded an extraordinary burden of suffering and death at both the individual and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Article Examines Infectiousness of TB Patients Living With HIV

... " The Infectiousness of Tuberculosis Patients Coinfected With HIV ," PLoS Medicine : Roderick Escombe of Imperial College London and colleagues conducted the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Screening HIV-Positive Patients for TB in Resource-Poor Settings

... The "[a]bsence of all of current cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss can identify a subset of people living with HIV who have a very low probability of having TB disease," write the authors of a PLoS Medicine study that used... Read more »
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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 »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Diseases" and which describes a strong cross reaction of HIV tests with antigens, that can be found in the bacteria which cause tuberculosis and lepra. That means, nobody in Africa or elsewhere in the world knows whether a patient suffers from... Read more »