After The Meds Are Gone
Medicine procurement for HIV/AIDS patients failed after prices offered by two auction participants were deemed too expensive. The Attorney General’s Office is looking into it.
SINCE early January, Mas Hamzah Muslik’s daily medication has changed. The antiretroviral’s (ARV) fixed-dosed combination (FDC) of tenofovir, lamivudine and efavirenz (TLE), of which he usually takes one pill a day, is no longer available.
This HIV/AIDS medication was usually easily available, free of charge, at the Menur mental hospital in Surabaya, East Java. “Because they were out of stock, I had to take alternatives. Wherea...