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People Living With HIV in Kabarole Struggle to Access Food

Harriet Kemigisa from Kichuhu Sub County said that she has three children who cannot easily access the market to buy food due to long distances. She is fully aware of the implications of skipping her treatment, but she couldn't continue with treatment on an empty stomach.

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People living with HIV /AIDS in Kabarole district are struggling to access food during the lockdown.

Margret Asiimwe a mother of six and a widow from West division Fort portal municipality says that before the lockdown she used to earn an income by riding a motorcycle.

Asiimwe says that she could afford three meals a day, but after the lockdown, she affords one, which put her life at risk.

According to Asiimwe, two of her daughters who are HIV positive fainted after taking the drugs without food. She wants the district COVID- 19 taskforce to consider people of her status and supply food.

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Harriet Kemigisa from Kichuhu Sub County said that she has three children who cannot easily access the market to buy food due to long distances.

She is fully aware of the implications of skipping her treatment, but she couldn't continue with treatment on an empty stomach.

Kakuru Yosepaht, a father of seven and a metal fabricator says his family is going through difficult times since he is the only breadwinner in the family.

Catherine Kemigabo the Kabarole district HIV/AIDS focal person says that HIV positive people will be considered for relief food once the district task force receives donations.

According to medical workers, those on antiretroviral therapy are required to take a meal before they take their medication.