CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateSOUTH AFRICA: Third XDR TB Patient Beats the Odds
November 22, 2013
Aids Weekly Plus
A recent article in health24 reported that a patient from the township of Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, South Africa, who was diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB and enrolled in a pilot study conducted by the City of Cape Town with the Western Cape Department of Health and Doctors Without Borders, has just been declared cured of the disease. The patient completed a two-year period of treatment and on November 15 became the third Khayelitsha resident enrolled in the pilot study to be declared cured of XDR TB after extensive treatment. The study results are being combined with other similar studies globally.