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HIV/Tuberculosis Co-infection

MSF Eswatini VIH Tuberculosis
This young boy started to learn sign language with her neighbour. The 39-year-old woman, drug-resistant tuberculosis patient & HIV-positive, became deaf due to the side effects of the treatment. Eswatini. February 2017. © Alexis Huguet

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