COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People

Overview

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that can spread from person to person through droplets from coughing or sneezing.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. The droplets can also persist on surfaces for hours.

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people have mild symptoms, some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

  • Some individuals may acquire this infection and not get sick, others may have mild symptoms, but a subset of people develop life-threatening respiratory disease.

COVID-19 Resources