Open Letter on COVID-19 and People Living with HIV

March 18, 2020

As the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, continues across the country and around the world, many people living with HIV are understandably concerned about how this virus may affect them and the communities they call home. The populations most at risk of serious complications from COVID-19 — including death — are older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions, including compromised immune systems.1 The undersigned 90 organizations engaged in the local, state, and national response to HIV call on federal decisionmakers to acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 illness and death faced by many people living with HIV and to craft a relief package that takes the unique needs of this population into account.

To read the letter click here: Open Letter on COVID-19 and People Living with HIV – FINAL

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