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Share in my Solitude: Living with drug-resistant TB


In this photofilm, Happiness Dlamini talks about her experiences of living with the treatment for drug-resistant TB.

Happiness, who has a four-year old daughter and an eleven-year old son, lives in the Shiselweni Region of Swaziland.

In 2003 she discovered that she was HIV positive and last year she found out she also was infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis.

She’s undergoing an arduous two year treatment course which requires her to take 15 pills each day as well as having a painful daily injection for the first six months of her treatment.

Photos by Krisanne Johnson