The combination of a chronic medicine shortage and the world's highest inflation means that it's almost impossible for the average Venezuelan to get hold of the medicines they need, including potentially life-saving antiretrovirals.
In Venezuela, the country currently with the world's highest rate of inflation, many people struggle to get the most basic medicines.
For HIV-patients in need of a daily dose of drugs, the situation is serious, even life-threatening.
So far, the government has refused offers of international humanitarian aid, saying Venezuela does not need it, and that aid is part of a plan to destabilise the country.
But the people here live in hope it will change its mind.
TRT World's Stefano Pozzebon reports from the capital, Caracas.