Wuhan HIV/AIDS Patients Affected by COVID-19

Article: In a City Under Lockdown, a Race to Deliver Anti-HIV Drugs: http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1005281?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0 


In an effort to contain the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV19), Wuhan and eight neighboring cities, including Huangshi, Ezhou, Huanggang, Xiaogan, Xianning, Xiantao, Qianjiang, and Tianmen, were put on a strict travel ban around Jan. 25, 2020.

the unprecedented quarantine has disrupted medical supplies for 20,000+ HIV/AIDS patients. In China, HIV/AIDS patients get their medication from the CDCs in the cities of their residency which are often away from their hometown. Therefore, the patients who live in remote countryside far from municipals, as well as those who traveled to their hometowns for the Chinese New Year, are suddenly cut from their usual medical supply, due to the travel ban that effectively seals the nine cities up.

Although CDCs have come up with make-do plans for these patients to obtain medication locally, many patients have not received the information and are unaware of whether or how they can get their medical supplies. For these patients, the Coronavirus crisis has placed huge risks to their health condition, physical and mental. Elderly HIV/AIDS patients are particularly at high risk due to their lack of means to obtain information and fragile immune systems.

By carrying out this project, the Wuhan LGBT Center is providing practical guidance and assistance for HIV/AIDS patients in the above-mentioned nine cities to obtain medication in a timely manner. They also set up a hotline for these patients to provide information as well as providing mental and physical health services.

I sincerely ask you, all my friends, to help them financially, and I believe that our help will make this world a better place. 

#HIV #AIDS #Coronavirus #Kindness

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