Liberia: NAC Wants Persons Living With HIV to Adhere to Treatment

[Observer] Madam Theodosia Slewion-Kolee, National AIDS Commission Chairperson: "... given the fact that persons living with HIV are vulnerable to the coronavirus due to underling health conditions, the effect will be devastating if they abandon taking their treatment consistently in this critical time."
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[New Times] The coronavirus pandemic has struck one of its most pernicious blows to the global health sector with unimaginable consequences.
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] HIV-positive women in Uganda fear for their health as food shortages leave them unable to take medication
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[Monitor] If lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are succeeding in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, health experts warn that the measures could unintentionally undermine efforts to contain another potentially deadly disease: HIV.
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[Nyasa Times] Informal gold mining in Kasungu is putting lives of people at risk over coronavirus and HIV/Aids.
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[VOA] Amid a three-week suspension of public and private transport in Uganda due to the coronavirus, some HIV-positive Ugandans have struggled to get hold of needed antiretroviral medications. Noticing a higher risk for HIV patients with compromised immune systems, health worker Simon Bukenya jumped on his bicycle and began making home deliveries, even going long distances to do it.
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[Premium Times] Four days after it received 1,800 bags of rice from the federal government, the Oyo State government has rejected the rice saying they are not good for human consumption.
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[Premium Times] Four days after it received 1,800 bags of rice from the federal government, the Oyo State government has rejected the rice saying they are not good for human consumption.
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[VOA] South Africa's 21-day coronavirus lockdown presents an unusual challenge for a nation with the world's highest burden of HIV.   In order to remain healthy, those on antiretrovirals need to venture out of their homes for their lifesaving medication -- a move that puts them at greater risk of contracting the highly infectious coronavirus.
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