Recently, with regard to the High Level United Nations, in New York, representatives of civil society in Latin America knew the situation in Venezuela.
Shortages of antiretroviral drugs and other supplies in Venezuela is a visible tragedy in pharmacies and hospitals, even weeks after Parliament declared a “humanitarian health crisis”. According to Corresponsales Clave (Key Correspondents in Latin America), for over two years, stockouts of antiretroviral drugs, drugs for opportunistic infections and palliative affect the adhesion of Venezuelans living with HIV. Besides them, people with diabetes and other diseases are feeling firsthand the lack of medicines. Some manage to appeal to their relatives abroad, others turn to the illegal market; but most have nowhere to go.
Corresponsales Clave said the shortage is not only drugs, but also food, and affects people with HIV. The Characterization Study Social Situation of Women with HIV, published in 2014, revealed that 76.4% of women surveyed (225) said not eligible for any social program, or any of the missions of the Venezuelan government.
Corresponsales Clave and Global AIDS Policy Watch maintain our support for Venezuelans.