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 several people who were diagnosed and treated for TB infection or TB disease.
Deo was born in Bhutan and worked as a medical professional before moving to the United States. A health screening when he arrived in the country revealed he had latent TB infection. Video
Rosalie's daughter Faith was first diagnosed with TB at the age of 5, although Rosalie didn't understand the diagnosis. Later, after years of poor health, Faith was diagnosed again with TB when she was 12.
When Santos’s infant son became ill with TB meningitis, he learned that he himself had latent TB infection. He started but didn’t finish treatment. Years later, he came down with TB disease. Video
When Sarah, a high school student, found an odd lump on her neck in October 2011, she never imagined it could be TB. She was referred to a surgeon who removed the lump, but didn't diagnosis it at the time as TB.
Tri found out he had TB shortly after beginning college. After 9 months of treatment for TB disease, Tri is back doing what he loves-playing basketball. Video
- Page last reviewed: December 12, 2014
- Page last updated: December 19, 2014
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