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Tuberculosis And Hiv Symptoms

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Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB TB Symptoms Detecting and Diagnosing TB TB Treatment TB and Pregnancy The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection of the lungs and respiratory system. Alongwith HIV, TB is one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in 2010, closeto nine million people...
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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
You should let your doctor know of this exposure right away, and together you can take the simple steps necessary to find out whether you acquired TB and now have a latent (subclinical) infection, whether you actually have an early stage of active... Read more »

Positive for Tuberculosis

At my routine checkup my Doctor told me I had just tested positive for Tuberculosis. I am 50 yo, diagnosed HIV+ in 2008 with a CD4 of 511. I am currently undetectable with a CD4 of 924. I have absolutely no symptoms. I run or workout 5-6 times per...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
TB germs usually are acquired by breathing in air in vicinity of another person with TB. HIV- patients can also acquire TB germs in that manner. HIV+ patients with latent (clinically quiet) TB are more likely to develop illness from TB than HIV... Read more »

Can having had Tuberculosis affect the Elisa results?

Hi,I had TB last year, adhered to 9 months of TB therapy (ok, I didn't completely give up drinking-went out occasionally), but the doctor said I was healthy at the end of my treatment and I did strictly adhere to my pill regimen) and got a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I am not aware of any research that suggests that tuberculosis will have any effect on the accuracy of the HIV antibody tests.RMK... Read more »


Dr. McGowan,I had my routine checkup this morning and was shocked to hear I tested positive for TB.The test was Quantiferon Gold blood test. I had a negative skin test in 2008 and 2009. I have no symptoms, exersize, run 5-6 days per week, and am in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I can't speak to how you may have come in contact with TB, but given the positive blood test, your doctor is correct, you will need to go on preventative treatment for several months. It would not be a good idea to forgo the TB meds. Yes, there... Read more »
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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD?

Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms... Read more »

Symptoms Symptoms Symptoms!!!

Posted by plantation84, 1 Reply
Hey Everyone,

Ok where to start... I stood on a needle on holiday 2 months and 13 days ago. I went to the doctors in the country I am currently working in. (which also jails you and takes ur visa if you contract hiv or hep) They told me not to worry... Read more »