During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying physically and mentally healthy is more important than ever.
For people living with HIV (and people at increased risk for HIV), there are still many HIV-related services available–and some important things to keep in mind.
What People Living With HIV Need to Know
A weakened immune system can make people more vulnerable to any illness – including COVID-19. Since nearly half the people living with HIV in the United States are older than 50, and because people living with HIV can often have other chronic health conditions, it makes sense to take extra precautions and follow all CDC-recommended prevention measures.
Case Management Services
Whether you’re newly diagnosed or you’ve been living with HIV for a long time, local HIV/AIDS organizations are still available during the COVID-19 pandemic. A case manager can guide you through finding a doctor, getting access to treatment, and even how to get help with your living expenses.
What People At Risk for HIV Need to Know
While managing your COVID-19 risk is important, so is managing your HIV risk. From getting tested to getting on PrEP, there are places throughout Utah that can help.
General Tips For COVID-19
Syringe Service Programs
Several agencies are still offering syringe service programs to help minimize the harm and risks associated with injection drug use. A number of these organizations also offer other services like naloxone distribution and HIV/STI testing.