August 24, 2011
HIV-Positive Rural Kenyans Lack Food During Drought
Some people with HIV in rural areas of Kenya are too weak to travel to major distribution sites to access the emergency food assistance provided to 3.6 million people during the current drought, IRIN/PlusNews reports. Many HIV-positive Kenyans have moved to bigger cities or have been reduced to foraging and begging for food in order to feed themselves and their families because they do not have the strength to walk to the big towns that serve as hubs for food distribution. Insufficient food increases the side effects of antiretroviral medications.
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