TB Personal Stories
TB is still a life-threatening problem in this country. TB knows no borders, and people here in the United States are suffering from TB. Anyone can get TB. These stories highlight the personal experiences of people who were diagnosed and treated for latent TB infection and TB disease, as well as the work of TB control professionals.
Kristi was surprised when she found out that the cause of her eye pain was TB uveitis. Although she was familiar with TB, she never knew that it could be anywhere in the body, not just the lungs.
Tenzin’s treatment for multi-drug resistant TB lasted for over 2 years. With the help of his local and state TB programs, Tenzin began the long and challenging treatment process.
As someone who was tested and treated for latent TB infection, Kelcie wants to encourage others to do the same.
Thomas wasn’t sure what was going to happen when he was diagnosed with TB. He hopes his story will encourage TB patients and health care providers to talk about what to expect during treatment. He also hopes to raise awareness about how TB is spread, and reduce TB-related stigma. Spanish