My name is Elena, I am 35 years old and live in Grozny, Chechen Republic, in the Russian Federation.
I was first diagnosed with TB in 2000. I’ve been sick for 15 years, over this time I underwent treatment several times, I got cured, then had relapses and started treatment again.
In December 2013 I was diagnosed with XDR TB and in October 2014 I was put on a new treatment regimen. I’m feeling much better now, I no longer have a cough or fever and have gained weight, however I have to stay on this treatment until October 2016.