Latent tuberculosis (TB) is a disease which affects your lungs. It is easily spread from person to person in the air and can be very harmful if you develop “active TB.” If your skin test was TB positive, it is likely that your doctor will have you take a medication to help prevent you from developing “active” TB in the future. The Pharmacies at USC can help you understand the risks and benefits of taking this medication.
- Service is available by appointment only to USC students who have been exposed to tuberculosis (positive PPD or T-spot).
- Appointments with a clinical pharmacist are available monthly for follow up and side-effect monitoring.
- Referrals must come from a Student Health Center physician.
- Call the Medical Plaza Pharmacy at 323-442-5631 or the USC Pharmacy at 213-740-2738 and ask for an appointment for Latent TB management.