Imagine being taught how to treat and prevent disease and then to step into the hospital environment to find that many of the preventative strategies taught to you are not being implemented – that was the bait that lured me into the work that TB Proof now performs on a daily basis. I am passionate about improved treatment regimes for patients, as I have borne witness to many of the inhumane side effects and consequences of treatment.
TB is a disease that does not care about race, status, age or good physical health; all humans are susceptible to this contagious air-borne disease.
Stigma is real, just as with HIV – let us conquer this through advocacy and educating our society on how to take ownership of this disease. Open windows and wear masks!