Archive | Tuberculosis (TB)

Cape Town TB activist to hear again

Phumeza Tisile, 24, was told that she would die three times before she beat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). She survived but lost her hearing. Now, an outpouring of goodwill has given it back to her.

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Strategy: Draft National Strategic Plan for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Sex Workers

Released by the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) on 12 January, this 49-page preliminary document outlines plans to, for instance, increase HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention, care and treatment among sex workers and families.

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[Updated] Cape Town TB activist in race against time to hear again

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) robbed 24-year-old Phumeza Tisile of her hearing. Now, she is fighting to get it back through a national fundraising campaign, but time is running out.

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True Life: “I will never get used to not hearing”

Activist and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) survivor Phumeza Tisile writes about how a misdiagnosis cost her hearing and what life has been like since.

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Study estimates 153,000 sex workers active in South Africa

First of its kind research released yesterday shows that South Africa is home to about 153,000 sex workers as a new plan aims to decriminalise one of the world’s oldest professions.

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Ekurhuleni partners with NGOs to reach HIV, TB targets

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality hopes that by partnering with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it can reach ambitious targets laid out in the country’s national HIV and tuberculosis (TB) plan.

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Life on the street comes home

Thandi* Maringa had returned home after three years of living on the streets. Although she was safely home, she could not outrun the consequences of life on the street that her family says ultimately killed her.

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Circular: Changes in the prescription of Implanon

This government circular issued on 16 October describes changes in recommended prescribing of the contraceptive implant Implanon that may affect women living with HIV, TB and epilepsy.

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Better data unearths more TB cases than previously thought

Better data has revealed more than half a million more tuberculosis (TB) cases than previously thought, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released yesterday (22 October).

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No reason to skip a dose

HIV and tuberculosis remain leading causes of death in South Africa. Now, Anova Health Institute’s Dr Khanyi Tshabalala responds to the top five reasons tuberculosis (TB) and HIV patients give for skipping their daily doses.

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