KUNM Local
6:48 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Commentary: Roxanne Allen on tuberculosis at home and abroad

Albuquerque, NM – In the United States, it's often considered a disease of the past, but last year TB was the leading killer of people with AIDS around the world. It's also especially dangerous for young women.

Roxanne Allen is a local volunteer with RESULTS, an organization which works to end poverty.

She says tuberculosis is curable and there are ways to stop the spread of the disease, but more political will is needed to save lives and protect people both in New Mexico and around the world.

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