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Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

Added 07-04-20 04:03:01am EST - “As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets - people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) - As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets - people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.

The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And when she doesn’t eat, the antiviral drugs she takes for HIV can bring on pain, weakness and nausea, or even make her pass out.

“Yet it’s equally dangerous when you don’t take the drug,” Mignonne said in an interview. “You will die.”

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