Activists of the “Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS” organization have supplied the HIV-positive patients in the ATO area with needed medicine. Over the past three month 2 312 packages of medicine aid went to Luhansk and another 481 – to Donetsk.
The necessary drugs are not available in the drugstores (usually, local pharmacies do not have some basic medicines due to the hostilities), what leads to treatment interruption and death of the HIV-positive people of Donbas. Total amount of cargo that were transferred between April and July 2015, is $12.5 thousand.
Luhansk and Donetsk npatient departments for treatment of HIV-positive people stopped working this year due to the lack of needed medical supply. Issue of evacuation of HIV-positive children from the orphanage "Maliatko" in Makiivka, Donetsk region, is not solved yet too.
About eight thousand HIV positive people in the conflict area were threatened with death or significant deterioration of health due to treatment interruption.
The organization “Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS” was established by HIV-positive people in 2001.