TB & Me: "I am living proof that TB can be beaten"

In 2001 I was diagnosed with TB. I remember having symptoms of TB; coughing for more than two weeks, in my case I was coughing up blood, loss of appetite, loss of weight, lot of sweating at night. I remember one morning I woke up wet from the sweat: it was as if somebody had poured a bucket of water over me. 
I visited the clinic, the doctors ran some tests. I was told to go back for the results after two weeks. I went back and got the positive results for TB.

World TB Day 2015: Stigma!

World TB day!

Today we think not just about tuberculosis, the mycobacterium that was isolated on a glass slide in a lab many years ago today… We think of those suffering from it and the many lives ended by it… the mothers, brothers, fathers, daughters and grandmothers. Those that beat it and more importantly those who are fighting… and are sadly losing… And the billions at risk of suffering this fate just because they breathe in… and out… and in…