Q and A


I’ve ran out off meds, can I get them from a pharmacy?

Hi, I live in South Africa. Due to the lock down I can’t get to my clinic. Is it possible to buy ARVs from a pharmacy?


Thanks for getting in touch.

It’s possible to buy ARVs from a pharmacy in South Africa, you will however need a prescription from your doctor. So this may not be helpful, especially due to the current situation.

The response to Covid 19 is changing on an hourly basis, and that includes here in the UK. As we’re based in the UK your best option would be to contact the following org: https://tac.org.za/ They are based in South Africa and may be able to help.


  1. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Ajay,

    Weight loss can be due to a number of reasons, one of which is stress. If you’re losing weight the best thing to do is to discuss this issue with your doctor. It won’t be the meds.

  2. Ajay

    i am on hiv treatment i was on DTG+lamudivine+tenofovir disproxil fumarate for 8 months ….By mistake i took atripla for 1 month. Now on Bicetagravir+emtricitabine+tenofovir alefanamide as it is new medicine. I am persistently loosing weight. I am feeling like giving up hiv meds to regain weight.What should I do to gain weight????


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