Several people living with HIV/Aids in Gulu have stopped taking ARVs following the suspension of relief food distribution in the district.
The patients say they can no longer continue taking the drugs and yet are unable to afford sufficient food to make them stronger and able to stay on the drugs.
World Food Program terminated its food relief distribution program to People Living with HIV/Aids in Gulu district in May this year.
Solomon Komakech, an official of the Gulu Forum for People Living with HIV and Aids says that they have received several cases of clients failing to adhere to the drugs because of the failure to secure adequate food supplies.
He explains that as a result many of the clients have become too weak and developed other health complications.
The forum, formed to advocate support for the Aids patients in Gulu has 5,226 members.
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However, Gilbert Buzu, the Head of the World Food Program office in Gulu says the project of supporting Aids patients ended because it was no longer a strategic priority.
He says the agency is planning to integrate Aids support activities in their projects.