Coronavirus & Living with HIV

By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association

The World Health Organization (“WHO”) this week declared the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a global health pandemic, which is a designation given to a global disease outbreak. Previously, such designations were given to the Spanish Flu in 1918, Asian Flu in 1957, and HIV/AIDS in 1981 ( Increasingly, many people living with HIV are asking if they should be concerned about the coronavirus? This week’s blog includes several important resources.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (“CDC”) website is making available real-time information about COVID-19, which is being made available online from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

If social distancing isn’t an option to reduce exposure to COVID-19, then please follow the WHO’s basic protective measures against the new coronavirus.
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