What Do I Need to Know About Latent Tuberculosis Infection?
This six-panel brochure educates people about latent tuberculosis (TB) infection. It explains the difference between latent (inactive) TB infection and active TB disease, and clarifies that latent TB is not contagious. It discusses skin and blood tests for TB, and the need for a chest x-ray if the test is positive. The document examines prevention by taking the medicine Isoniazid (INH), lists possible side effects, and recommends that people taking INH avoid drinking alcohol. Contact information for the San Francisco TB Clinic is included.
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