Hello and welcome to HCM,
A positive mantoux test
(TB test) and evidence of latent tuberculosis
of the chest
X-ray suggests infection with tuberculosis.
Infection with tubercle bacteria is common in developing countries (Asian and African countries).
However, the manifestation of the disease depends on immunity of the host.
Good immunity leads to latent tuberculosis and weak immunity leads to full fledged disease.
These findings do not make you a candidate for anti-tubercular treatment.
However, HIV infection is more frequent and more severe in people suffering from tuberculosis.
Safe sexual practices prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Prior sexual encounters with the usage of barrier methods
rule out the possibility of transmission of HIV.
However, HIV can also be present in other body fluids like saliva.
So, oral sex can also transmit the infection.
You can get a HIV test
to know the status.
If negative, it has to be repeated after a period of 3 months.
The possibility of HIV infection is low but the test can be done to be sure.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal