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Tuberculosis Effect On Hiv Antibody Test

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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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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 clean...
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 »

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 »

No Surprise

Just as I suspected, Dr. Boob doesn't have the answer....you have based your medical career on an unproven thoery.....Bravo! George Clooney would be very proud of you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available (WHO. Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273).As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1 million... Read more »

cmia vs elisa

Dear Dr Bob,It has been longtime since i logged in to the body, just dropping a "hi, hope you are doing great" and also to post a message to all worried wells -i have been one for a long time- " listen to dr Bob, he KNOWS from both sides".I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test you describe detects anti-HIV 1 and anti-HIV 2 antibodies. This would be analogous to an ELISA test that also detects anti-HIV antibodies. I cannot comment about the "generation" from the information provided. 2. Yes. 3. Symptoms related to... Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Tuberculosis (TB)

...¿Cómo Se Diagnostica? ¿Cómo Se Trata el TB? Problemas Con los Medicamentos En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es la TB? La tuberculosis (TB) es una infección causada por una bacteria. Normalmente ataca los pulmones pero a veces puede... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...WHO AIDS case definition, with a broader spectrum of clinical manifestations of HIV infection, is employed in settings where HIV antibody tests are available ( WHO . Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1994;69:273). As of the end of 2000, an estimated 36.1... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: HIV Counseling and Testing

...medical care may delay the onset of AIDS and prevent some life-threatening conditions. A Negative Result This means that no HIV antibodies were found in your blood. However, there is still a possibility of being infected, since it can take up... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...people who actually fall ill with the "new big plagues" is very low. In the case of AIDS there are about 2000 "new infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...care provider usually can diagnose it by testing your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »

realisation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i recently went through a tough period where i thought i might have been infected, but it turns out i wasn't. i woke up in cold sweats every night for two months, too scared to get tested, too scared to see what the results were once i was tested,... Read more »