In the women's correctional colony No. 28 in the Samara region, shortages of medicines for HIV-infected prisoners began, they are not given the necessary drugs. This information was confirmed to The Insider by Yulia Vereshchagina, a representative of the Patient Control public movement, noting that reports of a shortage of medicines come from relatives of imprisoned women.
“We were provided with an audio recording of a conversation with a convict, in which she said that most of those who are in the colony are HIV-positive. The woman is calling for action to be taken so that everyone can continue to take therapy, ”Patient Control said in a statement released later.
The son of one of the prisoners said that the colony had run out of almost all ARV (antiretroviral therapy) drugs, which are vital for HIV-infected people. The husband of another convict reported that the women in the colony were on the verge of panic.
"Patient Control" sent an appeal to the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Ministry of Health, demanding that urgent measures be taken to provide HIV-infected patients with the necessary medicines, as well as to tell about the stocks of ARV therapy in IK-28.