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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How infectious is the tb with AIDS?

Hi, my sister has AIDS.. and has been diagnosed with stomach tb... how infectious is this?

another question: one of the babies (1yr old has been diagnosed with tb also??) very confused and scared as we all live in one house using one toilet....

and can we trust her to prepare meals for us????
Wed, 28 May 2014
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Brief answer,
Need not worry.

Detailed explanation,
1. I seen your query and i am happy to help you. You mentioned that your sister has hiv and also INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS
2. Hiv can't spread by using the same toilets because hiv will not be survive in air.
3. Intestinal tuberculosis can be spread by contaminated feces so the toilets are always to be clean
4. Hiv can't be transmitted through cooking so you need not be worried

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