Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

INDIA: Genital TB in Women Can Cause Devastating Damage: Experts




 

Times of India (08.18.2013)

The Conference on Genital TB and Infertility Management in Pune, India, was organized by the Pune Obstetrics and Gynecological Society (POGS) and the Association of Maharashtra Obstetric and Gynecological Societies (AMOGS) to share current knowledge of genital TB with Indian healthcare providers. Conference experts attributed 5 to 20 percent of infertility among Indian couples to genital TB, which could permanently damage reproductive organs before showing any symptoms. Infertility expert Sanjeev Khurd noted that genital TB was especially damaging to a woman’s fallopian tubes and uterine cavity. More than 350 gynecologists, physicians, and family doctors attended the Pune conference. Topics included clinical and laboratory tools for early diagnosis and proper treatment protocols. The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommended against using the blood tests currently used for TB diagnosis to identify genital TB. Other than streptomycin, anti-TB drugs were safe for pregnant women and their unborn children. H. H. Clavan, joint director (TB), State Public Health Services, urged government and private practitioners to comply with notification requirements for all TB cases. TB has been a notifiable disease in India since May 2012. WHO declared TB a global emergency in 1993.



 


Copyright © 2013 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.



Information in this article was accurate in August 19, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.