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What Role Does Tuberculosis Play In HIV

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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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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 »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...every day of AIDS. Barack Obama believes that we must do more to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, as well as malaria and tuberculosis. In 2006, Obama traveled to Kenya and, along with his wife Michelle, took an HIV/AIDS test to encourage... 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
...Thank you for your post.I'm not sure if you are stating that your brother has both MAC (Mycobacterium avium complex) and tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis, MTB) or just MAC. In the later case, there's no risk to exposed family members.In... Read more »

Tuberculosis and HIV

Dr. Bob,I keep reading stuff about tuberculosis and HIV, but I am very confused.About 13 years ago, I got tested for TB after I moved from one state to another. The test was positive and I went through the entire course of medication. I know that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Proud Democrat,Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Living With HIV, Dying of Tuberculosis

... Despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among people with HIV.With one-third of the world latently infected with TB,it threatens to reverse Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Must Continue to Play Vital Role in Global AIDS Fight

...Now there is "real hope, due to innovative global efforts that are gaining real traction," like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and PEPFAR, which have "put more than 3.7 million people on AIDS medicine over the past seven... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Plan to Combat Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Recommendations of the Federal Tuberculosis Task Force

...with Mycobacterium tuberculosis , and nearly 9 million persons develop disease caused by M. tuberculosis each year. Although tuberculosis (TB) occurs predominantly in resource-limited countries, it also occurs in the United States. During... Read more »
The Body

Public Health Reports Social Determinants of Health

...and to integrate these elements into our work to prevent HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB). By integrating a social-determinants-of-health (SDH) framework within the context of our prevention... Read more »
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Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
...condition in which the body chronically produces too much sweat without any identifiable medical cause. 3.Infections - Classically, tuberculosis is the infection most commonly associated with night sweats. However, bacterial infections, such as... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...the brink of a revolution in attitudes to circumcision. Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said research revealing the protective effect of circumcision against HIV was set to change... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...became resistant, then highly resistant, and now what we call "multi-drug resistant" (MDR). Doctors use the same terminology in tuberculosis -- usually signifying a serious condition, one that is difficult if not impossible to treat. In HIV, the... Read more »

Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 2 Replies
...petition sponsored by the international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres at MSF is asking students to sign the petition and to distribute it as widely as possible. When the case... Read more »