HIV patients in Venezuela struggle to get necessary drugs
The combination of a chronic medicine shortage and the world’s highest inflation means that it’s almost impossible for the average Venezuelan to get hold of the medicines they need, including potentially life-saving antiretrovirals.
Many HIV patients in Venezuela have not received prescribed medicines, like precious antibiotics, in months. (TRTWorld)
In Venezuela, the country currently with the world’s highest rate of inflation, many people struggle to get the most basic medicines.
For HIV-patients in need of a daily dose of drugs, the situation is serious, even life-threatening.
So far, the government has refused offers of international humanitarian aid, saying Venezuela does not need it, and that aid is part of a plan to destabilise the country.
But the people here live in hope it will change its mind.
TRT World’sStefano Pozzebon reports from the capital, Caracas.