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After treatment

Once your course of treatment is finished, you may have tests to make sure you are clear of TB. You might need more treatment if tests show there is still TB bacteria in your body, but most people will get the all-clear. Your treatment will not be stopped until you are cured.

It is possible to catch TB more than once, if you are unlucky enough to breathe in TB bacteria at another time. Always take new TB symptoms seriously and get them checked out by a doctor.

After finishing treatment you might feel like looking at your life with new eyes. You have achieved a lot! Many people who have beaten TB choose to tell others about their experiences, to help encourage them through treatment or to raise awareness about the illness and its effects.

You may like to be involved in the TB Action Group (TBAG). This is a network for people affected by TB in the UK, which works nationally to raise awareness, provide peer support and improve TB services. Find out more

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