COVID-19-Related Guidance for Patients Who Are HIV-Positive

As the COVID-19 pandemic has been constantly changing, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked to answer questions specifically related to those who are HIV-positive. The CDC noted that patients who are HIV-positive are at a higher risk for COVID-19 and exposure should be avoided. Steps that should be taken to avoid exposure are to wash hands, eat correctly, stay on current treatment, and listen to doctors. It is advised for patients with HIV-positive disease to have at least a 30-day supply of their medication readily accessible. The organization also states that no one should switch their medications if they think it treats or prevents COVID-19, as some HIV medications have been tested in clinical trials to treat COVID-19.

Reference:  
Shaw ML. COVID-19 Questions HIV-Positive Individuals Want Answered. Published March 24, 2020. Accessed November 3, 2022. https://www.ajmc.com/view/covid19-questions-hivpositive-individuals-want-answered

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