TB: the tap’s down a notch – but the water’s polluted

Chris Bateman


South Africa's drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB) ‘tap’ may have been turned down a few notches by the sustained HIV/AIDS testing and antiretroviral therapy campaign, but a growing number of dying, drug-resistant TB sufferers are desperately awaiting the approval of drugs known to be effective.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG, South Africa

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Drug-susceptible TB; Drug-resistant epidemic; ARV campaign

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(8):525-527. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8621

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-06-30
Date published: 2014-07-25

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