Stealing antiretrovirals (ARVs) is murder, according to the National Association of People Living with HIV and AIDS (NAPWA).
In a press statement, NAPWA secretary-general, Nkululeko Nxesi, points out that, “The lives of many people who are HIV positive depend on ARVs. Therefore those people who are selling ARVs... for recreational use are killing innocent people.”
Nxesi also called for better security in the public health system.
In the same vein, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), spokesperson, Caroline Nenguke, states that people who steal antiretrovirals are ‘very cruel’. “Stealing them is robbing people of their right to health care and life,” explains Nenguke.
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