Anthrax and HIV

Question

1)My first question is are there correlations between HIV and Anthrax disease in regards to diffent types of exposure and infection? 2)My second question is what is the test validation criteria for Anthrax infection? (For example, maybe you have antibodys to anthrax to be diagnosed with inhalation anthrax.) 3)What about the people who were diagnosed with skin anthrax; are they classified as exposed but not infected. 4)What test do they use in order to test for skin anthrax? (Is this test similar to the Orasure antibody test for HIV disease.)

Answer

  1. NO
  2. Detection of the organism in tissue or blood cultures.
  3. They have disease.
  4. See #3, and NO.