Hello all. I'm a pre-nursing student, and I was intending to take a CNA course next semester to gain some experience. It required a two-part TB test. The first part was barely negative, and the second (read today), was inequicovably positive.
I was told that I'll need to have a chest x-ray done (next Thurs.), and that I should never again have a Mantoux test done, because it will always be positive.
If the CXR is positive, I know that I'll have to take antibiotics for a while. That doesn't bother me. What I need to know is how this will affect my career plans. Will having a positive skin test, let alone a positive CXR, have a serious adverse effect on getting accepted to any RN programmes, or being hired in any kind of health care?
I'm about at the point where I don't know whether to laugh or screech. :stone