Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.
Tuberculosis can be passed from animals to people, a British vet tells Health-e how he struggled to get diagnosed and believes the problem of zoonotic TB is a biggesr problem in Africa than most people realise.
There is hope for people living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) as the “gruelling” two-year treatment with “terrible side-effects” such as deafness can now be successfully shortened to just nine months.
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is usually a death sentence. But a breakthrough South African trial announced at the World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool last week may have changed this.
Almost a quarter of the world’s population is infected with ‘latent’ tuberculosis (TB) – a dormant form of the disease, threatening the World Health Organisation’s aim to fully eliminate TB by 2050.
After feeling ill for months, 16-year-old Sinethemba Kuse received the news that she had multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from her local clinic in Khayelitsha outside of Cape Town in December last year.