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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...spot on the arm to see how it looks. The test is positive if the area turns red or develops a hard swelling. (But don't try to "read" it yourself; only a trained technician can really tell you what the test means.) A positive TB skin test shows that you have been exposed to TB, but it does not mean you have active TB disease. Other tests, including chest X-rays and lung fluid tests, are needed to show whether a person with a positive skin...
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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
...most infectious when they have cavitary pulmonary infection and are actively coughing. You and your doctor can perform a simple Tuberculin Skin Test (TST), which is an intradermal injection of key particles from the Tubercle bacillus to which you... Read more »

TB

Dear Rick,My wife has TB is presently receiveing treatment. I wish to know precisely how TB is spread.I understand that it is contagious only from someone who has active TB. When this person coughs the bacteria is airborne and contagious. Could you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Transmission most often occurs when exposure is close and prolonged over a period of time. TB is not always infectious. A person can have TB, yet not be infectious to others. A person is infectious when they have active TB, and the infection... Read more »

TB Skin Test = Bumps All Over

My boyfriend got a tb skin test last week, and the next day he woke up with raised quarter-sized bumps spreading in different parts of his body (back of head, leg, butt, groin area, chest). However, he's not breaking out at the injection site. Any...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...States) is most often performed.The reaction that you describe is highly unusual- I wouldn't expect this as a result of the TB test. I would definitely notify the doctor about the symptoms.BY Read more »

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
...(TB). However not all people with TB haveHIV. Anybody can get TB, regardless of whether they have HIV or not. However, if a person has HIV and a weakened immune system, they are muchmore likely to get active TB, and get complications related to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV

...should I be tested for TB? Yes. If you have not already had TB or a positive result from a skin test for TB in the past, get a tuberculin skin test, or TST at the health department or your doctor's office. When you have the test, a health care... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Avium Complex (my-koe-back-teer-ee-um ay-vee-um com-plecks) disease is among the most common bacterial infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest X-ray Sputum sample for stain and culture (Sometimes a person can cough up the sputum. If not, a procedure known as bronchoalveolar lavage, BAL, can be done. In this procedure,... Read more »
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23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
...Hey, I am 23 and just found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me Read more »

I just tested positive and I'm scared

Posted by new2this, 10 Replies
I tested positive on 7/19/07...there, I have finally said it. Although it's from behind a PC it's hard just the same. With my luck, I will probally die within the year. I don't look forward to, or welcome death, I'm just very scared and do not... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 Or complete the... Read more »

THE TRUTH ABOUT TESTING

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...period but not all. There is really no way of knowing what the true % is. The problem is simple, in about 7 out of 10 cases the person testing positive has had to many risk exposure to determine the date of infection. Also, every person that... Read more »