Annika Sweetland

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Reply to Counseling needs of MDR TB patients

May 15, 2012
Dear Dr. Shrestha, Below pls find some anecdotal responses to your questions based on our experience providing psychosocial support to MDR-TB patients in Peru, in addition to a number of resources you might find useful. 1. Are counseling needs of MDR TB patients different during the intensive phase and continuation ...

Reply to Psychosocial support for MDR-TB patients

March 31, 2011
Hi Philipp, I worked with Julio Acha (above) providing group therapy for MDR-TB patients in Peru 1999-2004. As Julio mentioned, we only included patients who were not contagious (two negative cultures) and held the sessions in well ventilated spaces. We also made the deliberate decision NOT to use masks because ...


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