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Founded in 2002, The Well Project was created to be a trusted virtual resource providing accurate, relevant, and up-to-date information on women and HIV. It is extremely important during this difficult time that we share only trusted, evidence-based information—taking the time to review the source and content of articles, memes, or posts before sharing on social media. We have compiled a list of trusted resources** we believe can be useful to our community including women living with HIV, their allies, and healthcare providers. “We will get through this trying time together. It is important to remember that we are stronger as a community than alone,” said The Well Project’s executive director in a letter published on March 13, Getting Through COVID-19 Together (Virtually) - The Importance of our Online Support Community.
**Information and data on COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) are very rapidly evolving. These resources include general information. Many are frequently updated – so it is a good idea to check the date on each resource after clicking on it. If you are a clinician, be sure to refer to updated sources for more specific recommendations regarding COVID-19. If you have an additional resource to add to this list, please email email@example.com.
COVID-19 and HIV – Federal and Clinical Resources
- Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV (AIDSinfo): Reviews what U.S. people living with HIV and their providers can do in a variety of circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, including keeping up with your HIV drugs and staying in touch with your provider.
- COVID-19: What People with HIV Should Know (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC): Provides answers to many common questions people living with HIV may have regarding COVID-19 about factors including risk, treatment, and stigma.
- EACS & BHIVA Statement on Risk of COVID-19 for People Living with HIV (European AIDS Clinical Society and the British HIV Association): An update on the pandemic from two large HIV clinical associations.
- COVID-19 and HIV: What You Need to Know (International AIDS Society): The latest HIV and COVID-19 related information and ways that you can get involved.
COVID-19 and HIV – Community-Based Information and Resources
- What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and HIV (TheBody; includes video): Comprehensive collection of frequently asked questions, basic facts, and practical advice, plus a video conversation with David Malebranche, M.D., an internal medicine physician and HIV sexual health expert.
- #Coronavirus (POZ): All the latest links on COVID-19 from an HIV-specific publication.
- Experts Shed Light on Coronavirus Response and its Implications for People with HIV (aidsmap): Important early findings on COVID-19 from renowned infectious disease experts at a global science gathering.
- Debunking Junk Theories on the New Coronavirus, Including Its Nonexistent Link with HIV (TheBody): Busting many of the myths that have been spreading worldwide alongside COVID-19.
Webinars, Multimedia and Interactive Resources
Please note: If a webinar listed is in the past and the recording has not yet been linked from this page, click the link to see if the organization has posted the recording recently.
- Staying Well at Home with The Well Project: Our bi-weekly (every other week) wellness series, beginning April 8 at 12 noon ET) featuring video/chat sessions with women living with HIV sharing positive approaches to help navigate isolation and other challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here for the wellness series.
- Pandemic Vaccine Development and Lessons for COVID-19 (AVAC): April 2 (10am ET) Webinar: In the second installment of AVAC’s webinar series on COVID-19 and its relationship to HIV, Dr. Mark Feinberg, (IAVI), will share experiences and lessons from Ebola and HIV vaccine development that might be applied to COVID-19 vaccine development. Continue reading...
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