When is TB screening indicated in the management of HIV infection in primary care?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Jason F Okulicz, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Test for tuberculosis (TB) upon entry into care via either a tuberculin skin test (TST) or an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA). Patients with positive test results should be treated for latent M tuberculosis infection after acute TB has been excluded. Patients who are close contacts of persons with infectious TB should be treated for latent M tuberculosis infection regardless of their TST results, age, or prior courses of TB treatment after the diagnosis of active TB has been excluded.


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