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AIDS and Tuberculosis

Ngozi coughed as she walked into the hospital, feeling weak and dizzy. She had lost a lot of weight recently and was always tired. Her doctor ran some tests and broke the devastating news- she had AIDS and tuberculosis. The Connection between AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),

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Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that affects the lungs. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a type of tuberculosis that is resistant to at least two of the most potent antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis - rifampicin and isoniazid. Causes of MDR-TB

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Tackling the TB Pandemic

In a small village lived a boy named Kofi. Kofi had a persistent cough, fever, and weight loss, and despite being treated by the village herbalist, he remained ill. Kofi's parents, worried about his health, took him to the nearest health centre, where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). TB is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs and can be fatal if left untreated.

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