COVID-19 for PLWH
University of Auckland professor Siouxsie Wiles and Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris’ animated graphic shows how social distancing, when taken seriously by an individual, can make a huge impact in reducing the spread of the disease.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that causes an infection that has now spread all over the world.
There are many kinds of coronaviruses. Most cause the common cold. But other coronaviruses are more serious.
COVID-19 is new and hasn’t been seen in people before. And for some people, it can become serious and dangerous.1
COVID-19 is tricky because someone can have the virus and give it to others, but not seem sick.
1Definition courtesy of https://www.healthwise.org/specialpages/covid-19-resources.aspx
HIV and COVID-19
How can I keep from getting and spreading the coronavirus?
NVRC During the Coronavirus Pandemic……
NVRC’s HIV staff is working from home until the Governor’s Stay at Home Order is lifted. During this critical period, please use the following ways to get a hold of NVRC staff if you need to be referred to HIV services:
For HOPWA please call 703-642-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Ryan White please call 703-831-7642 or email email@example.com
Please remember no HIV treatment or support services for PLWH are provided by NVRC. If you already have a relationship with a Ryan White or HOPWA service provider, please follow their directions to maintain contact and get the services you need.
Local Impact of COVID-19
Coronavirus advice from VDH
Stay up-to-date on the latest Coronavirus advice from the Virginia Department of Health at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/what-to-do-if-you-have-confirmed-or-suspected-coronavirus-disease-covid-19/