CATIE recently published an article on what you need to know about Coronavirus, HIV and Hepatitis C. Below is an excerpt.
- An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19
- A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19
- People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19
It is very important that people at increased risk for serious illness with COVID-19 as well as those who provide support and care for them take precautions to reduce the risk of transmission. Information about who is at risk and the full article can be accessed here.
CATIE is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 26 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. EDT: “Coping with COVID-19: Insight from the front lines of HIV, hepatitis C and harm reduction”. More information will be coming soon; subscribe to CATIE’s Webinar Updates to ensure you receive the registration link next week