Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents with HIV

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Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents with HIV

Description

This guide provides information about tuberculosis (TB) to people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, specifically, what it is, how it is spread, and how it can be avoided. This tool is also available in Spanish.

This guide addresses the following questions:

  • What is TB?
  • How is TB spread?
  • How can I avoid TB?
  • How do I know if I might have active TB?
  • Does TB affect only the lungs?
  • Am I at greater risk of getting TB because I have HIV?
  • Since I have HIV, should I be tested for TB?
  • If I have latent TB, can drugs help prevent it from becoming active TB?
  • If I have active TB, can it be cured?
  • Can I give TB to other people?
  • I am taking protease inhibitors to fight HIV infection. Can I also take medicine to cure TB?
  • What is drug-resistant TB?

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

History

Release Date: 1999
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: May 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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