Impacts of COVID-19 on women living with HIV who use drugs in Nepal

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Impact of covid in nepal

ITPC, in partnership with Dristi Nepal (an advocacy organisation of women living with HIV and who use drugs) and with Dr. Rebecca Hodes (director of the AIDS and Society Research Unit at the University of Cape Town), presents in this report the key results from a Covid-19 Rapid Assessment conducted in Nepal from June to July 2020.

The global evidence-base on Covid-19 has been rapidly populated by clinical studies and epidemiological models. But there is a critical lack of data about the impact of the pandemic on the health and human rights of people living with HIV globally.

This publication features first-hand accounts of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on women living with HIV and using drugs in Nepal, particularly in Kathmandu and surrounding valleys.