Uganda: Ministry of Health Launches Plan to Prevent TB in People Living With HIV

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -A new plan aimed at preventing Tuberculosis among Persons Living with HIV has been launched in Kampala. The plan will see Persons Living with HIV introduced to Isoniazid Preventive Treatment-IPT, to purposely stop the development of TB or treat any undiagnosed TB in their bodies.
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