Last January, February and March we experienced severe shortages of the government supplied HIV medications. No explanations were ever provided. Our 1000 patients on HIV medications suffered greatly as they made many trips to the hospital and returned home with no medications or only a few days worth of pills. We had many patients who stopped returning until they became too sick to stay away.
Unfortunately, January 2013 has seen the same shortage of medications that occurred last year. We were able to secure a few medications on Saturday and today huge crowds of people waited patiently outside of Project Hope praying that there would be enough medications for each of them. We are all praying that this shortage will not continue.