What is latent TB infection and how is it treated?
Latent TB infection means that you have the bacteria in your body, but it is “sleeping” and not making you sick right now. This is because your immune system is able to fight the bacteria to stop them from growing. However, the bacteria have the potential to wake up and make you sick in the future. You can take medicine to prevent getting sick with TB later in life. Treatment for latent TB is usually 4-9 months of daily oral medicine. Your doctor or clinic will decide if you need treatment and what kind of medication is best for you. Latent TB treatment in the Tri-County area is 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?