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?