Survey results / COVID-19

Survey results / COVID-19

Living with HIV in the time of COVID-19: Report from a Survey of Networks of People Living with HIV

PRESS RELEASE

14 July 2020: Networks of people living with HIV plug the gap in essential services as weak health systems struggle to cope with COVID-19

As health systems the world over are buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, volunteers and activists from the HIV movement have stepped in to ensure that essential services continue. A survey by GNP+, ICW and Y+ Global has found that networks of people living with HIV are using innovative ways to ensure their peers and their communities continue to have access to the critical services that they need.  

The results of the survey, released today in our report Living with HIV in the time of COVID-19, show how governments are focusing their efforts on COVID-19 at the expense of other essential services and leaving marginalised people more vulnerable than ever. Services including HIV testing and prevention, sexual and reproductive health services and rights, harm reduction and psycho-social support have all been cut back leading to a real risk that the gains made over recent years to reduce new HIV infections and increase access to treatment will be erased. Read more

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