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Beginning March 15, vaccinations are available to those with certain health conditions, disabilities, illness, living spaces, or work environments that put them at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness.

Beginning March 15, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions, and individuals in specified settings are eligible to be vaccinated due to increased risk, as specified in this provider bulletin:

New Guidance on COVID-19 and People Living With HIV

The guidance recommends that people with HIV should receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their CD4 count or viral load.

By Liz Highleyman

Karl Schmid talks to HIV advocates Jeff Taylor and Mark S. King about the COVID-19 vaccine.

By Karl Schmid

Inside the fight to include HIV-positive people in Covid-19 vaccine trials

When Jeff Taylor, a longtime AIDS advocate and survivor, learned about clinical trials for the new Covid-19 vaccine in his hometown, Palm Springs, California, he leapt at the opportunity to participate.

By Steven Blum

The First COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here. Is It Safe for People With HIV?

Experts encourage HIV-positive people to get the coronavirus vaccine and say there’s no reason to think it won’t be safe.

By Liz Highleyman

HIV Activists win fight for inclusion in major COVID-19 vaccine trial. Original study protocol excluded people with HIV.

Original protocol excluded people living with HIV

By Rick Guasco

Will People With HIV Be Excluded From COVID-19 Vaccine Trials?

Advocates claim victory after more than 1,000 people endorse a demand for inclusion.

By Liz Highleyman

H.I.V. Survivors Confront Painful Memories and New Risks in Pandemic

Monday: Around Palm Springs, survivors of the AIDS crisis found community, but old fears are returning. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom announced school reopening rules.

By Nick Roberts

Update on COVID-19 for NIAID HIV/AIDS Community Advisory Boards.

Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Carl Dieffenbach give an update on COVID-19 for the NIAID HIV/AIDS Community Advisory Boards on June 10, 2020 via Zoom.

By Defeathiv

Enfermedad por Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Análisis, resultados y qué significan.

Enfermedad causada por el virus SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing, Results and What They Mean

Testing, Results and What They Mean.

AIDS & Behavior publication on a community based response to COVID-19 for people aging with HIV in Palm Springs

Survey suggests the coronavirus is causing disruption to HIV medication


COVID-19 y personas que viven con el VIH Preguntas Frecuentes


Este documento fue elaborado por un grupo de organizaciones que unieron fuerzas en la creación de un recurso especializado en COVID-19 para personas que viven con el VIH, y muy atinadamente, basado en la mejor información disponible. Favor de revisar la versión más actualizada observando la fecha que aparece junto al título de este documento. Todos los días aparece más información acerca del coronavirus. Este documento se actualizará periódicamente a medida que se disponga de nueva información y recursos relevantes. Para obtener la información más actualizada o noticias, consulte en línea en vez de imprimir este documento.

The COVID-19 and People Living with HIV: Frequently Asked Question


This document was developed by a group of organizations that came together to develop a COVID-19 resource for people living with HIV based on the best information available. Please check the version date above to see when it was last updated. More information is learned nearly every day about the coronavirus. This document will be regularly updated as new information and resources become available. For the most up-to-date information, please check online rather than printing this document.

UCR HIV & Aging

How Many People With HIV Are Getting COVID-19?

HIV-positive people appear no more likely to contract the new coronavirus or to become seriously ill.

By Liz Highleyman

Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) COVID-19 Resources

Kaletra HIV Combo Is Not Effective Against New Coronavirus

The protease inhibitor combination did not work significantly better than supportive care overall, though those treated earlier might benefit.

By Liz Highleyman

EACS & BHIVA Statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV (PLWH)


Case series of HIV-patients with COVID-19 have been published from China, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United States (1-6). So far there is no clear evidence for a higher COVID-19 infection rate or different disease course in people with HIV than in HIV-negative people. Of note, most HIV case series report a younger age in their study population than in HIV-negative hospitalised COVID-19 patients but comparable rates of comorbidities. In a UK cohort study reporting outcomes on 16,749 hospitalised patients with COVID-19 only 1% involved PLWH, but HIV did not adversely impact survival [7].

COVID-19: Special Considerations for People with HIV

This document on special considerations for people living with HIV in light of COVID-19 is intended as a resource for clinicians and public health officials. The information is based on best practices in areas that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19, and it will be updated as more information and data become available. Please email HIVMA with suggestions or questions and visit the IDSA COVID-19 Resource Center for additional resources, including COVID-related policies and protocols developed by institutions and health systems.


Brian Risley | Manager, HIV/Hep C Health Promotion APLA Shares: Healthrisks of coronavirus for people living with HIV.

At APLA Health, we continue to monitor the latest guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about sCOVID-19, which is caused by a novel coronavirus. Our priority is to keep you and our community safe and healthy.

By APLA Health

UPDATED: What People With HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

New research is emerging about how the respiratory virus spreads and how people can protect themselves and others.

BY Liz Highleyman