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TB Prevention

There is someone in our household with TB. What can we do to prevent the spread of TB?

If there is someone in your household with TB, help them to access free TB treatment at the nearest health centre. Once they are on treatment, support them to complete the treatment. Remember, feeling better after beginning treatment does not mean that one is cured, people on TB treatment need to complete their medication.

Can TB be prevented?

Yes. People living with HIV who do not have symptoms or signs of TB can be given some medicines to reduce the risk of developing TB disease. New-born children are given a vaccine called BCG that prevents serious forms of TB from developing. People living with HIV can also have their chances of developing TB reduced when they take antiretroviral drugs.

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