Living with TB: My Experience

Posted on: 24 March 2022 by Andy Sloan in LONGEVITY Blog

Monica was raised in a small town called Kohima in North East India. In 2015 she was diagnosed with TB for which she was treated for more than two years. Monica experienced a difficult treatment regimen which included daily injections for nine months and oral medication throughout the duration of her illness. Monica experienced many problems when living with TB including stigma and many difficult side-effects.

We interviewed Monica to find out about how TB affected her life. In this video, she talks about her difficulties around pill burden, stigma and a long, complex regimen made her two years of treatment a challenge.

Watch the video below to find out more about Monica’s experience with TB.



The LONGEVITY project aims to simplify TB preventative treatment and reduce the number of patients requiring complex therapies for active disease.

A potential one-time injectable regimen will simplify administration for patients and programmes and reduce incidence of active disease in low- and middle-income countries.

To find out more, visit the LONGEVITY project website

The LONGEVITY Project is funded by Unitaid

The project also involves critical partners and collaborators in the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Johns Hopkins University, Medicines Patent Pool, Tandem Nano Ltd., Treatment Action Group and the University of Nebraska Medical Center