CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information, 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. Click below to be taken to the full article for more information