Childhood Diseases

Posted by: t it from? tantric | 2008-12-11


baby has TB &  im HIV Neg where did he ge

My son of two months has been diagonised with TB &  the healthcare nurse implied im HIV positive i took a test when i was 5mths pregnant it came out negative &  so did the father. I took another test yesterday &  i am scared but i know im negative so where did he get the TB from? He had the PPD test it came out red & with 4 blocks he doesnt cough blood or lost weight he is chubby ive been breastfeeding since birth. Please reply

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It is very unusual for your baby to have TB at his age especially as he is HIV negative.Is this a defnite diagnosis? The only way he could get TB is from you. You need to be tested for TB.

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Posted by: c' mon | 2008-12-11

You need to educate yourself. There are a lot of people who have TB and are negative, it has got nothing to do with HIV. It just happen that its one of the opportunist infections in hiv positive people thats all other than that anyone can have TB,pnemonia etc. Just get you child on treatment

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Posted by: anon | 2008-12-11

HIV does not cause TB

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