The WHO has warned that people living with HIV who are not on antiretroviral therapy (ART) or who do not have a suppressed viral load are likely to have a weakened immune system and may be more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. Experts also agree that HIV-positive people may become severely ill and suffer from poorer treatment outcomes should they contract COVID-19.
That is why it is more important than ever to keep taking your ARV treatment to ensure that your viral load is suppressed and you are able to fight off other infections. If you think you may have HIV, get tested and if necessary, start treatment as soon as possible.
If you are stable on your medication, ask your nurse about registering for the CCMDD service so that you can collect your medicine quickly and easily.