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Have intestinal tb. Taking AKT. Is this a contagious disease?

I have been diagnosed with intestinal tb. My culture and other reports are negative bt my doc says 99 pc. its that and not khron s. I have been on AKT medicines from 6 months now. My lung x-rays show that i dont have lung tb. I just wanted to know is it contagious and could it have spread to my boy-friend through kissing in the past one year because from the past 15 days he says he s experiencing the pain i used to experience 1.5 yrs back when my problem was un-diagnosed. ie. few mins of crampish feeling in the abdominal region evry 1-2 days.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Except pulmonary tuberculosis no other type of TB is contagious.
There is no way a patient of intestinal TB can transmit tuberculosis by kissing.
The reason for cramps in your boy friend are different.
These could be because of intestinal infection or worm infestation.
He should consult a doctor and subject for physical examination.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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