The COVID-19 pandemic disrupts care to people living with HIV and threatens to undo global progress in reducing the disease’s burden according to the International AIDS Society and a recent New York Times article.
In their responses to the coronavirus, governments have shifted resources away from HIV care, and national lockdowns have reduced access to care. Populations vulnerable to HIV – commercial sex workers and people who are LGBT – are experiencing renewed stigma, persecution, and economic hardship.
Honduras experiences these trends with delays in receipt of antiretroviral medications, limited access to transportation, and reassignment of medical staff to care for COVID-19 patients. Siempre Unidos continues to rise to these challenges providing safe clinical care, consistent medication supplies, individual therapy, and reporting of human rights violations.
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