World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24 and today a health fair was held at the Battlefield Park to sensitize people to the signs and symptoms of the disease. Love News spoke with Kevin Mendez, HIV and Tuberculosis Adherence Counselor at the Ministry of Health about the disease.
Many persons may have the bacteria in their system; however, it is dormant until their immune system weakens. Tuberculosis is common amongst people with HIV. The health fair was held under the theme: “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World.