I am taking my pills regularly (the nurse also reminds me to take them). I don’t know about the medicine because I am illiterate, but I know the time to take the medicine. Some diseases I am taking one pill for, but for TB, there are 13-14 pills to take every day and I can identify which ones they are. For example, in the morning I know I need to take the red colour pill that looks like grain and this I need to take with water.
I am not having any side effects now, previously I had some side effects, such as vomiting.
First of all I had treatment from KEM hospital. My sister never told me about the disease so I was ignorant about it and suffered more. But when I came to MSF in Khar clinic, then Rajeev Sir (MSF social counsellor) explained to me about the disease, and HIV, and the importance of the medicine. Now I know what to eat and what not to eat, to limit my salt, masala intake and not to drink alcohol.