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World Health Organisation: Q&A on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals

This Question and Answer document on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals was published by the World Health Organisation Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes. It addresses several important questions including:

  • Are people living with HIV at increased risk of being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19?
  • Can antiretrovirals be used to treat COVID-19?
  • Can antiretrovirals be used to prevent Coronavirus infection?
  • If countries use antiretrovirals for COVID-19, are there concerns about treatment shortages for people living with HIV?

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Topics: Access to medicines, COVID-19, Treatment education

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