Nicole discusses her diagnosis while being treated for a different disorder with an immunosuppressive medication, and recalls her physical and emotional recovery after treatment.
Kate experienced symptoms of TB during a pregnancy, and discusses the importance of identifying and diagnosing LTBI before it reaches an active disease stage.
Kahyr contracted TB while on an extended trip to a high-burden country, and discusses environment and risk factors for his progression to active TB.
Taylor discusses her experience with both TB and HIV/AIDS diagnoses, and the burden of isolation and uncertainty during the treatment period.
Shaka is an avid traveler and experienced many different symptoms of TB and a mysterious, rapid decline in health. Encountering a provider who recognized the signs of disseminated TB and performed the appropriate diagnostic tests saved his life.
As a medical professional, Kelly was diagnosed with LTBI in medical school, and treated the infection. Later in his career, he was exposed while treating TB patients, and developed active TB. Kelly talks about his experience with the stigma that infectious patients face, and how that can obstruct their ability to seek treatment.