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Update on HIV & Covid: AIDS 2020

OCTOBER 7/2020

Check out key highlights from the recent international AIDS 2020 Conference, including findings showing that HIV is NOT linked to COVID-19 risk.  Summary available the following link: https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20200826/hiv-not-linked-to-covid19-risk-other-highlights-from-aids-2020

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Tell Big Pharma No! Click Below.

SEPTEMBER 8/2020

Medication access is essential for HIV prevention and health optimization.  Big Pharma is working to undermine 340B programs that are key for community health centers.  To help fight against this people over profits push, please visit https://www.hcadvocacy.org/takeaction/email/ to make your voice heard!

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HIV & COVID. Stay in CARE.

SEPTEMBER 4/2020

Yes, you are smart to be concerned about COVID-19.  The best way to protect your health is to get in and stay in care - that means keeping up with labs and taking your meds.  WNCCHS is taking every available precaution to keep our patients safe.  Have questions?  Talk to your care team!

BUZZKILL: HIV MAY BE FACTOR IN CORONAVIRUS DEATH RISK

AUGUST 15/2020

Research out of South Africa finds that PLWH are 2.75 times more likely to die if they contract coronavirus compared to those with no significant health conditions.  This higher risk was present even when taking HIV drugs.  However, to put this risk in perspective, people with uncontrolled diabetes are 13 times more likely to die from COVID-19.

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AM I AT GREATER RISK?

AUGUST 10/2020

Currently, evidence suggests that PLWH who are on effective treatment are not at any higher risk of getting coronavirus. 

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CARES Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security Act

The CARES Act was passed to help people deal with the economic challenges associated with COVID-19.  WNCCHS CARES programs have been developed to help our Ryan White patients during these difficult times; see key program info below:

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EFA Program

Emergency Funding Assistance

Our EFA program helps cover the cost of food and utility bills for those in need.  If you need urgent help, come visit our Patient Assistance Specialist team or email THEHIVe@wncchs.org for program details.

LFR Program

Loving Food Resources

In partnership with Loving Foods, the LFR program provides monthly food box deliveries to help cover costs of food.  The process is simple; the service is critical.  Reach out to have an LFR food box delivered  to your door!  Email THEHIVe@wncchs.org for more information.

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