A friend is asking me to buy his HIV and Hepatitis C medicines from Pakistan and travel with them to Kyrgyzstan, where he lives. His doctor here in Pakistan has provided me with his prescription with his name on it, and the medicines. I am worried: what are the risks of bringing these medications with me? How can I decide if I should take them with me or not?

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    InternationalPharmacy.com states: Kyrgyzstan Medicines and vitamins are admitted as authorized by the Bureau for Registration of Medicines and Pharmaceuticals. Prescription drugs should be no more than 3 months’ supply. Non-prescription drugs should be limited to 5 pieces of each item. It does not mention about taking medicines for other people. Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 11:49
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    Please see Carrying items for other people in my baggage and Carrying medicines internationally for a friend. Even if harmless, it seems fairly obvious that if you turn up at customs with prescription drugs bearing someone else's name, you will need rather more than "a friend asked me to" to prevent them being confiscated. Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 13:34
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    Bisam it is not me you have to convince. Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 16:23
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    If not a very close friend I would tell him to use a postal service. Even for a very close friend I might not carry anything.
    – Willeke
    Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 16:33
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    Even if lots of strangers on the Internet said "yeah, it will be okay", I would not do this. As @Willeke suggests, post it. When he collects the mail, his name, the package name, and the prescription name will match. Still not a guarantee but a much better situation than being caught in the airport with drugs with someone else's name on them.
    – badjohn
    Commented Jan 13, 2023 at 8:33


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