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Tuberculosis And Aids

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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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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
...fever, chills, sweats, cough, and weight loss, this test is less likely to be useful, but you should be aware that people with HIV often have fewer signs and symptoms of TB than individuals who are not immune suppressed. You did not mention your... 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 »

Risk of tuberculosis/MAC infection to HIV negative caregivers.

Our brother recently disclosed that he has Aids and is being treated for PCP, MAC/tuberculosis. During the treatment process we provided comfort and company. He began his hospitalization in a regular room, but was subiquently moved to ICU with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...possibility of exposure to the contagious MTB. While this risk actually is lower among persons with more advanced HIV disease or AIDS (as manifest in your brother's case with PCP), since MTB infection tends to cause less lung abscess(the... Read more »


Dear Dr. Keith,I had Tuberculosis last year and had medications (ATT/AKT-4) for 8 months. I had periodic checkups about the performance of medications during such period. It was all fine and after 8 months final check was made and advised by doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...evidence tilting towards start antiretroviral drugs early (soon). If your CD4 count was < 200 then you would be considered to have AIDS. Tuberculosis is also an AIDS defining condition if active disease is present. If you simply have a history... Read more »

Obama Administration's Pledge to Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis

...United States announced today that it intends to make an unprecedented three-year pledge of support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The pledge is tied to the call for smart investments and shared responsibility to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID to Partner With Three Nigerian Health Institutions to Combat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

...Infectious Diseases on Wednesday in a statement said that it would work with three Nigerian health institutions to address HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the country, Xinhua News Agency reports. NIAID Division of AIDS Director Edmund... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Gives US$60 Million Loan to Help Ukraine Fight Tuberculosis, AIDS

...signed a credit agreement with Ukraine on a $60 million loan to help the former Soviet republic combat the rapid spread of TB and AIDS, officials said Wednesday. Luca Barbone, World Bank regional director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

West African Economic Community Launches Regional Campaign to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis

...Community of West African States on Tuesday in Burkina Faso launched a regionwide campaign intended to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, including information about prevalence, protection and treatment, Xinhuanet ... 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 Read more »


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 »

Getting tested together first

Posted by don
...Before sex you can get tested together first forsexually transmitted diseases, AIDS HIV, TB tuberculosis, hepatitis and vaccinated for hepatitis oo__ don Read more »

South Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Check out these articles at The Daily Mail and Guardian Johannesburg, South Africa. March 14 2000 The dissident view There is no clarity about what is meant by HIV or Read more »