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Malawians living with HIV from Mzimba have threatened to deal with the President Peter Mutharika led government for subjecting them to a variety of problems including the recently reported shortage of ARVs across the district.

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ARVs: Are becoming scarce.

They sounded the warning through Malawi24 recently at Tiwovwilane Hall where they were discussing on how best they can show their anger to the current government which they said is the “worst” in the history of multi-party democracy in the country.

One of them, Tiyezge Jere, revealed that they already planned some demonstrations to present their petition to government but they were blocked by police authorities for not following proper procedures.

“They said we didn’t follow procedures but we are not stopping here. We will make sure we show this irresponsible government that as HIV positive citizens, we are not happy to be subjected to such problems like of ARVs,” said Jere.

Malawi24’s recent findings showed that there was erratic availability of ARVs in health centres across the district.

Health authorities were telling patients to pray hard so that government must speed up the process of supplying the drugs to the facilities.

Many patients became worried with the situation because they were afraid of being prone to opportunistic diseases which usually are said to come whenever one skips a day without taking the ARVs.

A visit to some health centres by this publication on Monday found that there were no ARVs.

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Hospitals having no ARVs.

Medics repeatedly told our reporter that in such situations patients can only access the drugs at the district hospital or else at Mzuzu central hospital.

“We usually find it difficult to supply such drugs here but still we advise our patients to dig deeper in their pockets to access the same at our main hospital or in Mzuzu,” said one medic.

Meanwhile tensions are still high among the youths living with HIV in the district who have emphasised that they will make sure their voices are heard.

Efforts to speak to publicist in the ministry of health Adrian Chikumbe for his comment on the matter proved futile.

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  1. Peter Mutharika alibe ndalama zogulira mankhwala, boma laMalawi ndilo likuenera kutero, pano boma lilibe ndalama, ndiye mukuganiza kuti iye apange bwanji? Naenso ndimunthu wolembedwa ntchito, nkadakhala prezident ine nkadangochita resign basi. ena apitirize

  2. Ndili ndi chikhulupililo kuti mwa anthu amene ali ndi HIV lero owalangiza analipo ndithu koma kusamva anatenga matenda.Anthu amenewowo sungawamvere chisoni afe ndithu President ndiosakakwa pankhani iyiyi chifukwa olangiza analipo ndithu ndiye APM sizikumukhudza olo pang’ono.

  3. 4 those who go 4 HIV test every 3 months 1 day they will find out what they r luking 4 ndiye y u r blaming boma?mesa mumakayezetsa nokha

  4. To those hurling derogatory comments,put it into your minds that the world is just a plot of land wth the oceans away.Bibilically, we r @ the last page of this world,hard to deal wth.As such so many plagues.The words like #Cancer, #Heart failure spell a blind terror in the world.So if you are HIV negative it doesnt intail you are eternal.Those who r dyng everyday r n’t HIV+.Some of you may even not reach 2016 yet u r HIV negative.#Watch your comments!!! Mxiieeewwww {NB: #am neither h.i.v+ nor urging them to attack the gvmnt (#get mi rght)}

  5. kodi mukuona ngati kuti fans ikudwalayo ndiyofoyira think b4 u comment coz sikuti onsewa anatenga matenda njira yogonana yokha nde enanu Osamakomenta ngati munthu wopanda mutu

  6. kkkk koma aboma aganizireni mankhwalawa ,mankhwala amenewatu amasiyana ndi amalungo kungophonya tsiku limodzi osamwa umaona ngati wafa basi coz moyo wawo wonse amautula mu mankhwala amenewa nanji kungokhala masiku awiri osamwa amachita kumaona mmaso mwawo angelo akuwakodola kumawaona anthu anafa kalekale ndie pliz athandizeni anthuwa moti masiku amenewa maloto anadzadza mmitu mwawo ndi imfa basi nanunso mukupanga mantha ndi imfa mumaleka kuopa pomapanga plain ee iya zinazinsotu ina mumaziputa dala

  7. What the headline says is totally different from the Article. Poor reporting…. A free HIV Nation by 2030 means nonse a HIV u will die because u will not be provided wt the ARVs, so what’s the noise? Bullshit!!!

  8. chili pa mzako mawa chili pa iwe..n guyz havnt u learnt yet tht paparazi or reporters or let me say th media alwz kokomeza zintu so tht thy shud grabs pple attention..smh

  9. Fuso langa likupita kwa anthu anzeru amene mukupeleka macomment anu osayan’ana kumwamba kuti from a distance wina wake akunva komanso akuona zimene mukuyankula zokudza AIDS .Chonde chonde musazitemberere.Ineyo ndikutengerani kubaibulo. YEHOVA anati ana adzalangidwa chifukwa champhulupulu zamakolo awo.Inuyo simunagonepo ndi nkazi amene simunamange naye banja? TIPHEPERE, OOoo Yehova wakumwamba akululukireni chifukwa sakudziwa kuti Satana walowa mwaiwo kuti adziyakhula ngati iwo, AMEN!

  10. akhuzdwawa nd amalaw tyen tkomente ngat malawians nt lk forenaz mawa ndnu,pepan azbale athu wokhuzdwa znthu panopa zayang’ana ngolo mungopemphela kt ambuye akupasen chtetezo cha zatheka bwanj……

  11. Ndakhuzidwa ndi ndemanga mu ntundamu yalembedwa ndi Stanford JB Kudzala. Mabvuto ambiri amene ife a Malawi tikukomana nawo ndi chifukwa cha a Pulezident: sakusamala kusowa kwa mankhwala mzipatala, kusowa kwa zakudya mzipatala, kusowa kwa feteleza wotsika mtengo (fertilizer subsidy) ndi mabvuto ena ambiri. Inu amene munalengedwa mu chifanizilo cha Mulungu munayenela kukhuzidwa ndi mabvuto a amnzanu. The Mzimba HIV patients know that the president and his government can address the current problems . Tiyeni tiwachitire chifundo ovutika.

  12. Kumene mukatenga edzi peter aliko?stupid ppl,inunomwe mukuba ma drugs in gv hospitals kumagulitsa tuckshop akatha nkumalimbana ndi presdnt.anthu akuphikira mowa pano ma arv ndiye nkuma nyonyo??? Inu mbuz muvote olo musavote peter is going forwad munya muona ndi ezi yanuo.

  13. Why cnt u jst send a petition ti d gvnt? Do u think dealing wt gvnt cn change things? Who ll b d looser by d end of d day? Mukalusira boma nde ma ARV azilakatika from heaven? Sometimes kumaganiza mwa thinking eti?

  14. Hahahahaha, just deal with him than making unnecessary noise. And do you think with the way you have presented urselves u can be helped ? I wonder