Can I get TB during sexual intercourse?

  • You can’t get TB from sexual intercourse or through kissing. However, if your partner has had long cough he/she can have TB. If you spend long time with him/her it is possible to get TB.
  • If your partner is getting treatment for TB you can have sexual intercourse with him/her. A TB patient who receives regular treatment does not spread the disease.

Can I get TB in a bus if I sit close to somebody who coughs?

You don’t have to be afraid to use busses or trains because of TB. TB is not easily spread. To get TB you have to be usually several hours near a person who has TB. You should anyhow move little bit far away from a couching person and wash your hands after you have left the bus. The person who is coughing can have flue which is much easily spread.