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TB Testing and Treatment

Three basic strategies are critical to the prevention and control of TB:

  • Identifying and completely treating all persons who have active TB.
  • Finding and evaluating persons who have had contact with TB patients, determining if they have TB infection or disease, and treating them appropriately (contact investigations). Contact investigations are important for identifying persons who have active TB and infected persons at high risk for developing TB.
  • Screening populations at high risk for TB to locate persons infected with TB and giving complete therapy to prevent the infection from progressing to active, contagious disease. This screening also may identify cases of active disease.

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Testing and Diagnostic Resources
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Treatment Resources
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Drug-Resistant TB
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Mobile Application for Health Care Providers
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Targeted Testing and Treatment of Latent TB Infection: An Online Presentation
From Curry International Tuberculosis Center

LTBI Multimedia Videos
From the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

Diagnosis and Treatment Resources
From the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

Treatment of Tuberculosis Infection and Disease
From the New Jersey Medical School Global Tuberculosis Institute

TB and HIV Coinfection
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Recommendations for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening in Tuberculosis (TB) Clinics
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination

Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Training Materials Kit
From CDC's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination





Page Last Updated: April 21, 2014

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