08 February 2021
Most people with TB don’t seek treatment, HSRC survey finds – The Mail & Guardian
About 66% of people in South Africa with tuberculosis do not seek treatment in a country burdened with the illness, according to the Human Science Research Council’s (HSRC’s) 2018 survey, which looked at the prevalence rate of the disease in adults aged 15 years and above.
Speaking at a virtual meeting organised by the department of health, the HSRC’s Dr Sizulu Moyo said the survey — which was to have been released last year but was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic — found that 68% of those who were HIV negative had TB.
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