If you are HIV-positive you are more likely to catch TB

What does this mean?

Being HIV-positive makes your immune system weak. The immune system is the part of your body that fights infections such as TB.

You are more likely to catch TB if you are HIV-positive, because your body's defenses are not working.

Also, TB can spread more easily from your lungs to the rest of your body if you have are HIV-positive. This can cause TB in your brain (meningitis) and also TB of in your bones and lymph nodes.

What should i do?

Visit your health care worker or doctor to get tested for TB if you have signs of TB/symptoms. It  could save your life.

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