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 (History.com). 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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