TB prevention: Here comes preventive therapy

ZAMBIA is one of the countries most severely affected by the dual tuberculosis and HIV epidemics. To reduce the risk of active TB in people living with HIV who are exposed to TB, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) is being piloted in Zambia by the Zambia AIDS-Related TB (ZAMBART) Project, writes our staffer BENEDICT TEMBO

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WHEN medical authorities at Kanyama clinic confirmed her husband had tuberculosis (TB), Judith Mvula embarked on preventive therapy to protect herself from being infected with the airborne disease.