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This page contains links to eMedTV Tuberculosis Articles containing information on subjects from HIV and Tuberculosis to TB Skin Test. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • HIV and Tuberculosis
    An estimated 11.4 million people worldwide are infected with both tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. This eMedTV page discusses the link between HIV and tuberculosis and explains how the immune system is affected by these illnesses.
  • Latent Tuberculosis
    Latent tuberculosis is the more common form of tuberculosis. As this eMedTV page explains, this form of tuberculosis takes place when bacteria in the body become inactive but remain alive, sometimes becoming active later.
  • Latent Versus Active Tuberculosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, there are two types of tuberculosis (latent versus active tuberculosis), but they are just different progressions of the same bacteria. This eMedTV page discusses the characteristics of each type of tuberculosis.
  • Symptoms of Tuberculosis
    Common symptoms of active tuberculosis can include chest pain, a chronic cough, and coughing up blood. As this eMedTV page explains, most people with latent tuberculosis have no symptoms. This page covers the early and advanced symptoms that may occur.
  • TB Skin Test
    Latent tuberculosis can be detected using a TB skin test. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains the test in more detail, including information about the injection process, reading the results, and who should take the test.
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