HIV patients want gov’t subsidy for Imune Assist drug

People living with HIV call on government for assistance

A group by name “Allow Us Live Without Fear,” is calling on President John Mahama to help subsidize Imune Assist, which has been proven to help People Living With (PLW) HIV maintain a good immune balance to fight against HIV/ AIDS.

The group maintain that Imune Assist is helping to prolong the lives of most of its members who by no fault of theirs, have come into contact with the Human Imuno Deficiency Virus which so far has no proven cure.

According to a member who wants to be known as Adjoa Mansah, she has been on the drug for 12 years and has tested negative because her immune system is strong hence the test kit cannot detect the HIV virus.

She maintained that even though she is still aware of her HIV positive status, she is of the view that she will never die as a result of HIV.

“The drug is too expensive you cannot buy and buy for a poor friend suffering from the same HIV as you and you would realize that people deteriorate faster and can possibly die because they are poor and cannot afford a square meal a day not to talk of buying Imune Assist.”

“HIV patients must always eat balanced diet to maintain a good immune system and yet government has turned a blind eye to these nutritional problems which impede the appropriate control of HIV and AIDS.

“Allow Us Live Without Fear” is therefore calling on government to investigate the drug Imune Assist and if found helpful, try to subsidize it for PLW HIV and others with immune deficiency related ailments.

Imune Assist is imported into the country by Coscharis Ghana Limited.

The drug which has high content of mushrooms and a natural product relative to Ghana, is known to heal the immune system and control diseases like HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.