EFEBy David Asta Alares New Delhi

A months-long shortage of antiretroviral drugs has forced around a dozen HIV positive people to camp at the headquarters of India's National Aids Control Organization, with mounting anger at the "pharmacy of the world" being unable to supply essential medicines to its own people, although the government has denied the charge.

Sitting amid mattresses, placards with demands and noisy fans that tried to beat the heat, Loon Gangte talked to EFE about the problems the patients faced in accessing the free supply of medicines such as dolutegravir (DTG) - recommended by the World Health Organization - through the Indian health system.