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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.

Kate’s Story

Kate became very sick while pregnant with her second child. She was diagnosed with TB and spent more than two months in the hospital. One of her biggest worries during treatment was how the TB medicines would affect her baby. Video

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Nauman’s Story

Nauman’s treatment for drug-resistant TB lasted for a year and a half. Side effects from the medications and the length of treatment made completing treatment difficult. Video technology helped make his treatment much more convenient. Video

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Nicole’s Story

Nicole was diagnosed with TB shortly after moving to another state. Being away from friends and family, the nurses from the health department gave her much needed support. Video

 

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Thomas’ Story

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. Video

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Deo’s Story

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

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Natalie’s Story

Natalie contracted multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) while volunteering as a physical therapist in South Africa. She was treated for 2 years before finally being cured of the disease.

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Esteban and Danielle’s Story

Esteban and Danielle adopted two girls from Ethiopia, one of whom was found to have multidrug-resistant TB. With the help of a TB nurse, their daughter received the life-saving treatment she needed.

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Rick and Francene’s Story

In 2003, Rick and Francene adopted a 13-month-old boy from Russia. Shortly after returning to the United States, they learned he had TB.

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Kenni’s Story

Kenni, a mother of two young daughters, became very sick in 2012 with a respiratory illness. After numerous misdiagnoses, she finally learned she had TB.

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Rosalie and Faith's story

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.

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Liliana’s Story

Liliana was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) in 2009. She does not recall ever being exposed to anyone with TB disease as a child or as an adult.

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Santos's Story

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

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Mabruka’s Story

At age 18 Mabruka was diagnosed with TB. After successfully completing treatment for TB, she now serves a peer counselor, educating others about TB.

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Sarah’s Story

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.

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Martha’s Story

Martha is a nurse. In October 2010, she was diagnosed with TB, and later she learned she had multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB).

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Tri’s Story

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

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