What is active TB disease and how is it treated?
Active TB disease means that there is TB bacteria in your body that is growing and making you sick. This is because your immune system is not able to fight the TB bacteria to stop it from growing. Active TB can almost always be cured with medicine.
Treatment usually consists of a combination of medications and usually lasts between 6-12 months. Your doctor or clinic will decide if you need treatment and what kind of medication is best for you. Active TB cases in the Tri-County area are managed through the Denver Metro TB Clinic.

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1. How do I know if I’m infected with TB?
2. What do I do if I have a positive TB skin test?
3. What is latent TB infection and how is it treated?
4. What is active TB disease and how is it treated?
5. What are the symptoms of active TB disease?
6. What are some risk factors for getting TB?