Follow Naijacrux on twitter .follow us on Twitter, or @naijacruxonline or search for naijacruxonline on twitter!!Like us on facebook .Like us at Here To Last longer In Bed[Stay amused>>>Donít be a one minute Foul]>>> Love need Tips-See how Here

Author Topic: United Nations Warns of Low risk Distribution of AIDS Drug Amid COVID Lockdowns  (Read 15849 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline lindaikeji

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 663
  • Karma: +0/-0
The COVID-19 pandemic could affect availability and distribution of antiretroviral medicine used to treat HIV, UNAIDS said Monday.

A recent survey conducted by UNAIDS showed the impacts that lockdowns and border closures imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus will impede supplying prescriptions, particularly to low- and middle-income countries.


A new study by UNAIDS shows the potential impacts that #COVID19 could have in low- and middle-income countries around the world on supplies of the generic antiretroviral medicines used to treat HIV.

COVID-19 could affect the availability and cost of HIV medicines
11:04 AM - Jun 22, 2020
Twitter Ads info and privacy
132 people are talking about this
But the survey said that measures can still be taken to mitigate the risks.

"It is vital that countries urgently make plans now to mitigate the possibility and impacts of higher costs and reduced availability of antiretroviral medicines," Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, said in Mondayís press release.

"I call on countries and buyers of HIV medicines to act swiftly in order to ensure that everyone who is currently on treatment continues to be on it, saving lives and stopping new HIV infections," she said.

UNAIDS said it is working with global partners to fundraise to try to offset the costs of sourcing material for these drugs and transporting them, but that partnership with governments in question will be necessary.

Roughly 24.5 million people were dependent on antiretroviral drugs in 2019, according to UNAIDS, which also estimates that a six-month disruption of availability of these drugs could lead to 500,000 additional AIDS-related death in sub-Saharan Africa alone.


Almost half of adults in the United State have pre-diabetes or diabetes-Research

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 698
Last post September 10, 2015, 03:01:05 PM
by internet police
United States donates insecticide-treated nets to Cross River, Ebonyi

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 740
Last post June 20, 2015, 01:08:05 AM
by mastercode
United States Launches Experimental Zika Vaccine Clinical Trials

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 808
Last post August 08, 2016, 07:10:03 AM
by admin
United States Declares State of Emergency in Puerto Rico Over Zika

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 756
Last post August 15, 2016, 08:09:04 AM
by mastercode
United States to test President Jonathan, aides for Ebola

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 985
Last post August 03, 2014, 01:30:08 PM
by mastercode
United states heralded new phase in the fight" against Ebola

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 1305
Last post February 12, 2015, 05:41:29 PM
by internet police
Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Teenage Boy in United States

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 1146
Last post July 12, 2015, 02:44:03 AM
by mastercode
United States Scientists use Pig Cells to Develop Artificial Liver

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 638
Last post July 20, 2015, 01:50:49 PM
by mastercode
United States to Redirect Ebola Funds to Fight Zika

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 659
Last post April 08, 2016, 01:20:12 AM
by newspostng
Virus Spread Puts United Kingdom on Growing Strain

Started by gurusforum

Replies: 0
Views: 8696
Last post March 11, 2020, 12:19:59 PM
by gurusforum