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My name is Sinethemba Kuse. I'm 16 years old, and I live with my grandmother and the rest of our family in Khayelitsha, Western Cape, South Africa.
I was diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB) on Christmas Eve, 2015. That meant the type of tuberculosis I had was resistant to some of the drugs that are normally used to treat it. Patients with MDR TB take what are called 'second line' drugs. Then I was diagnosed with extensively drug resistant TB. That meant that my TB was also resistant to some of the second line drugs. In February 2016 I started taking Delamanid, one of the news drugs for drug resistant TB. It worked!
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TB & Me: 'This is how my journey starts'
24 Oct 2016 / 6 minute read