|TB/HIV: a Clinical Manual (WHO - OMS, 1996, 135 p.)|
|Chapter 12 - Prevention of TB in HIV-infected individuals|
|12.2 Protection of HIV-positive persons against exposure to TB|
In many NTPs, sputum smear-positive PTB patients spend at least part, and often all, of the intensive phase of anti-TB treatment in hospital. Isolation of these patients in TB wards helps reduce the risk of TB exposure to other patients. Do not admit a patient to the TB ward until you have made the diagnosis of TB. A TB suspect with HIV infection and high susceptibility to TB should avoid exposure to TB. He may not turn out to have TB.