HIV Meets Humanitarian Catastrophe

Over 24 million people in Yemen now require humanitarian assistance, amid a crisis that the UN has called “catastrophic”—and virtually zero funds are allocated for treating HIV and AIDS.
 
The conditions already carry a heavy stigma in the country, with most HIV-positive people forced to leave their homes. While free medicines are available to patients through aid organizations, the conflict seriously hinders access to the drugs. To cope, patients ration their medications, taking incomplete dosages or skipping days.

And with doctors going unpaid for months, patients are "lucky to enter a manned hospital.”

Al Jazeera


 

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