A qualitative exploration into the presence of TB stigmatization across three districts in South Africa

By Daniel DeSanto  Kavindhran Velen  Richard Lessells  Sewele Makgopa  Dumile Gumede  Katherine Fielding   Alison D Grant  Salome Charalambous  Dr. Candice Chetty-Makkan  |  | 

Tuberculosis (TB) stigma is a barrier to active case finding and delivery of care in fighting the TB epidemic. As part of a project exploring different models for delivery of TB contact tracing, we conducted a qualitative analysis to explore the presence of TB stigma within communities across South Africa.

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BMC Public Health