Treating TB is a lengthy procedure that takes a toll of the body and the spirit. Patients have to be quarantined, which takes a tough toll on sufferers and their families.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
From 2010 to 2016, HIV infections in the Philippines increased by 140 percent — the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the region. DW talks to Louie Ocampo of the UNAIDS about the HIV problem in the Southeast Asian country.
Butterfly children have a gene defect that makes their skin as fragile as the wings of insects. Now, doctors have managed to save the life of a boy by transplanting his own genetically repaired skin cells.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
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