Covid and HIV: Which virus is going to kill us?

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. 

Photo credit: Miguel Riopa | AFP

What you need to know:

  • People living with HIV and Aids, mostly widows and girls in remote villages, wonder which of the two viruses will kill them.
  • Already, the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic left many unable to afford their HIV medication. 

When the government in March received 1.02 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, it prioritised essential service providers and people over 58, but left out Kenyans living with HIV and Aids. 

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