i was given a ppd skin test last year, i tested positive. the nurse tells me that if my chest x-ray turns out to be normal, then all i have to do is get a chest xray to be tested for TB for the rest of my life. i dont have to go through the ppd skin test again because it will always turn out positive.
i had a ppd skin test done when i was just a little kid, and it came out positive. my dad tells me i was given a BCG vaccine when i was younger. i read something about the BCG vaccine online and it says they give it on your shoulder, which gives you a permanent scar in that area of the shoulder. i looked at my shoulder and i see a scar there that i've had since i can remember. but i'm not sure if thats from the BCG vaccine or what.
okay enough rumbling, my question is, what is the time requirements for the TB chest xray, is it yearly, every 2 years?