COVID-19 and HIV

As we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, remember to take your #ARVs every day. It is important to stay strong and healthy!  PEPFAR Zambia is ensuring clients continue receiving lifesaving ARVs by providing up to six months of medications at a time to help limit potential exposure to the COVID-19. Currently, there is no known effective treatment for COVID-19. PEPFAR Zambia discourages use of experimental therapies as they may be dangerous. Drug interactions with ARVs and other HIV-related therapies may pose particular risks for people living with HIV.

Please check out these resource pages that offer insights into the COVID-19’s effects on people living with HIV and how to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

IAPAC (International Association of Providers of AIDS Care)

https://www.iapac.org/hiv-covid-19/

IASociety (International AIDS Society)

https://www.iasociety.org/covid-19-hiv

UNAIDS

https://www.unaids.org/en/20200317_covid19_hiv

To find out more about what PEPFAR is doing in HIV response during the coronavirus pandemic, visit: https://www.state.gov/pepfar/coronavirus/