WE SEE PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO CONTINUE HIV TREATMENT

Author: VIDEO MSF OCB

I am a widow, the mother of six children. When I began taking ARV medicines, they were free. But later, they made me pay $5 for each consultation. I had to stop the treatment and I fell ill again.

I don't receive any pills now. Instead I have to ask my friends for them. That's how I survive. Many women come to see me and say, "Listen, it's impossible, I can't continue treatment because I have no money".

These drugs are being sold. But the drugs aren't meant to be sold. It's revolting. Right now I have four pills, enough for two days. I'll get ill again.

It's no good. My health is going to get worse. Access to treatment is difficult. Do you know how many people die each day? My friend, I came to see you because I have no more pills.

WE SEE PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO CONTINUE HIV TREATMENT

Can you give me some of yours? I don't have many left, but I'll share them with you. Here, the spread of HIV/AIDS is getting worse. What is going to become of us? Even for those who are on treatment already, it's dangerous if they don't have the drugs. It means I'll need to find another person and beg for more.

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