The foundation “Manos Amigas por la Vida” (Mavid) denounced that Nicolás Maduro’s regime has not established a vaccination plan against COVID-19 for the population with HIV.
Eduardo Franco, president of Mavid, warned that only 1% of HIV patients have been vaccinated, and only because they have a ‘Carnet de la Patria’ (political extorsion tool imposed by the regime on its followers), are healthcare personnel or teachers.
“Here in Carabobo state, approximately 7,200 people need the vaccine,” Franco warned.
On the other hand, the activist pointed out that the repeated power cuts in the Naguanagua municipality put the medicines needed by HIV patients at risk.
“More than 7 power outages a day, they last 2 or 3 hours, but sometimes they last up to 12 hours. We are extremely concerned, above all, about the drugs that must remain refrigerated,” he said.
Finally, Franco indicated that in the public healthcare system there are no reagents to perform the viral load tests that are used to evaluate how the patient is responding to treatment.