A 26-year-old female asked:
My housemate is positive for tb (sputum test). is it very possible that i am already infected with tb?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Very possible: If your housemate has active tb, it is likely that you have been exposed and it's possible that doctors of public health officials will recommend that you get a course of treatment (for latent, not active tb), regardless of the results of skin or blood tests.
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