COVID-19 resources: HIV and hepatitis C

Please Read: As information on prevention, policy, and programs is rapidly evolving, these resources generally direct users to frequently updated sites, rather than single pages that can go quickly out of date. We provide evidence-based resources and encourage members to dig deeper as their mission/work requires. We are grateful to everyone as they do their best through this crisis and wish all well as we work within this extraordinary time.


Information about how COVID-19 impacts those living with HIV or hepatitis C is being gathered as the world learns more overall. These resources can get you started:

As this virus is new, we are constantly learning more, but see these resources for starters:

 

British Columbia

Read key points on BC-CfE HIV Treatment and prevention programs update. Watch a webinar on-demand from April 29, 2020:  COVID-19, the BC CfE Response.

Non-urgent Hepatitis C Testing resumed as of May 29, 2020.

 

 

National 

Statement on COVID-19 and Criminalization: “The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) understands and supports the need for sound public health measures to limit the spread of the virus, as well as the call for solidarity to protect ourselves and others. As we are still in the early stages of an unfolding and complicated pandemic, we remind policy makers that any measures taken to respond to COVID-19, as well as their enforcement, must be proportionate, grounded in science, and in compliance with human rights.”

CATIE has a resource section dedicated to COVID-19 that includes webinars and reading material.

Canadian Liver Foundation COVID-19 Action Plan.

 

Global

COVID-19 Conference at International AIDS 2020 Conference: The International AIDS Society (IAS) hosted a virtual COVID-19 Conference on 10-11 July 2020. The conference highlighted the latest science, policy and practice of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No Link Between HIV Status and Coronavirus Outcomes in Large US Study (reported at AIDS 2020)
“While people with HIV have higher testing rates, thus far, we have not found evidence of increased burden of positivity among those tested, nor an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes by HIV status,” said researchers presenting at the International AIDS 2020 conference held virtually.

Information for people living with viral hepatitis. This resource is regularly updated by the World Hepatitis Alliance

COVID-19 and HIV: Webinar series. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has a series of webinars from April through May of 2020 on the topic of COVID-19 and HIV to discuss the pandemic and its impact on people living with HIV.

Rights in the time of COVID-19 — Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response  Our response to COVID-19 must be grounded in the realities of people’s lives and focused on eliminating the barriers people face in being able to protect themselves and their communities. (UNAIDS, March 2020)

 

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Last updated August 2020