HIV Patients Struggle to Access Medicine Due to Lockdown Restrictions

 

Lopinavir is one of the HIV drugs being used to treat coronavirus. Universal Images Group via Getty Images


by Lizwe Sebatha

BULAWAYO, April 10, 2020. (The Citizen Bulletin) — Hundreds of people living with HIV in Matabeleland South are struggling to refill their medication as the country’s ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown makes it hard for them to leave their homes and go to hospital without being blocked by police officers. 

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