COVID-19 resources

 

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HIV/hepatitis C and COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV and hepatitis C: What you need to know
CATIE

A review of COVID-19 transmission and risk and HIV and hepatitis C.

Coping with COVID-19: Insight from the front lines of HIV, hepatitis C and harm reduction
CATIE

A webinar with frontline workers from across the country to discuss issues and ideas on how they are serving vulnerable people in their communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIV and COVID-19: Public health, clinical and frontline community perspectives
CATIE

A webinar with a panel of HIV experts to discuss clinical, public health and community considerations for those working with key populations affected by HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adapting to COVID-19: Delivering community programs remotely
CATIE

A webinar with service providers from across Canada who share how they have adapted to COVID-19 by providing remote services to their clients.

Kaletra disappointing in people severely ill with COVID-19
CATIE

A summary of a study examining the use of the anti-HIV drug Kaletra (lopinavir-ritonavir) to treat COVID-19.

Case series of HIV and COVID-19 in Spain
CATIE

A summary of a report from Barcelona, Spain on five people with HIV who were co-infected with COVID-19.

TreatmentUpdate 236
CATIE

An issue of CATIE's treatment digest, TreatmentUpdate, that reviews research on key biological and clinical reports on COVID-19.

HIV and COVID-19: Clinical considerations for health care professionals in Canada
Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)

A webinar featuring a panel of infectious disease clinicians and pharmacists reviewing clinical considerations for COVID-19 and people with HIV.

Interim guidance for COVID-19 and persons with HIV
US Department of Health and Human Services

US guidance on HIV and COVID-19 for health care providers and people with HIV.

COVID-19: What people with HIV should know
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A Q and A on COVID-19 for people with HIV. Information for other populations is also available including older adults and pregnant women.

Coronavirus COVID-19
Terrence Higgins Trust

A blog post from the Terrence Higgins Trust in the United Kingdom that includes information on COVID-19 and HIV.

COVID-19 BBV and STI sector briefing
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)

A webinar from the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine for health care and other service providers.

Strategic considerations for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on key-population-focused HIV programs
EpiC Project

Guidelines for providing HIV prevention, testing and care while addressing the impact of COVID-19. This resource was developed for programs supported by the human development organization FHI 360, but also provides practical suggestions that can inform HIV services in Canada.

COVID-19: HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people who use drugs: Active tips to share with clients
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

An infographic on the prevention of COVID-19 and HIV for people who use drugs.

COVID-19: HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for people who use drugs: Advice for service providers
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

An infographic on providing services to people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q&A on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals
World Health Organization (WHO)

A Q and A on COVID-19 and HIV, including the use of anti-HIV drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19 and the WHO’s position on this use.

EACS and BHIVA joint statement on risk of COVID-19 for people living with HIV
European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) and British HIV Association (BHIVA)

A short statement from the European AIDS Clinical Society and the British HIV Association on HIV and COVID-19.

What people living with HIV need to know about HIV and COVID-19
UNAIDS

Information for people with HIV on COVID-19 prevention, HIV care and supporting themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Information for people living with viral hepatitis
World Hepatitis Alliance

An overview of COVID-19 and its impact on people with viral hepatitis and communities at risk from viral hepatitis.

COVID-19 and hep C FAQ
Hepatitis NSW

Information on COVID-19 and its impact on hepatitis C prevention and care from Hepatitis NSW in Australia. This resource includes information on accessing care in Australia that may not apply in Canada.

Harm reduction and COVID-19

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition is gathering and posting resources on COVID-19 and harm reduction.

COVID-19: Infection prevention and control for harm reduction workers in Ontario
Ontario Harm Reduction Network | Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program | CATIE

This webinar covers infection prevention and control practices, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), for people working in harm reduction in Ontario.

Sexual health and COVID-19

Sex and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
NYC Health

Recommendations on safer sex and COVID-19 from the New York City health department.

Sexual health and COVID-19
Trojan | SIECCAN

An overview of strategies for safer sex during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sex in the time of COVID-19: Insights from the sexual health sector
CATIE

A webinar with leading voices in sexual health speaking to how their organizations are meeting the needs of people looking for guidance on sex in the time of COVID-19 — both online and in person.

COVID-19 tips and tricks: Stopping and starting PrEP
PrEPster

Suggestions for taking PrEP amid recommendations for physical distancing from PrEPster, a PrEP website from the United Kingdom.

For additional resources on COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health, see the Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights website.

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Updated SOGC committee opinion – COVID-19 in pregnancy
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)

An overview of COVID-19 in pregnancy, including recommendations for providing care during pregnancy.

For additional resources on COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health, see the Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights website.

Sex work and COVID-19

Sex work COVID-19: Guidelines for sex workers, clients third parties, and allies
Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network | Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project

Information on COVID-19 for sex workers, their clients and allies, including prevention strategies.

COVID-19: Guidance for sex workers
BC Centre for Disease Control | BC Ministry of Health

Guidance on safer sex work during COVID-19, with additional recommended resources for sex workers in British Columbia.

Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men and COVID-19

Having sex and staying safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Health Initiative for Men (HIM)

Information on safer sex for men who have sex with men during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH)

Information on COVID-19 and HIV for men who have sex with men, including safer sex, safer drug use and taking care of yourself and others while practising physical distancing.

Don’t hook up during the COVID-19 lockdown
Terrence Higgins Trust

Information on safer sex and COVID-19 from the Terrence Higgins Trust in the United Kingdom.

Indigenous people and COVID-19

Staying connected during the pandemic
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

Information for Indigenous communities from the FNHA in BC on drawing on Indigenous culture and practices to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and ceremonial/spiritual practices

A resource available through the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network on COVID-19 prevention during ceremonial and spiritual practices in Indigenous communities.

Prisons and COVID-19

COVID-19: Prevention and control among people living in prison
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

An infographic reviewing COVID-19 and prevention strategies for people in prisons.

COVID-19: Prevention and control among people working in prison
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

An infographic reviewing COVID-19, prevention strategies and treatment of prisoners for people who work in prisons.

General information on COVID-19

Health Canada issues an alert about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
CATIE

A summary of an alert from Health Canada on the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

The promise of remdesivir for COVID-19
CATIE

A summary of research on the use of the drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19.

COVID-19 treatment guidelines
US National Institutes of Health

Guidelines for health care workers on providing care for people with COVID-19 from the National Institutes of Health in the United States.

Coronovirus disease (COVID-19)
Government of Canada

Information and resources from the government of Canada, including outbreak updates, vulnerable populations and COVID-19guidance for self-isolation and a self-assessment tool that can be used to determine if you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

Provincial/territorial information

Information sheet (available in multiple languages) - Government of Ontario

Information in Quebec Sign Language - Cinéall | TraduSigne