Table of Contents
- COVID-19 and HIV – Clinical and U.S. Federal Resources
- COVID-19 and HIV – Community-Based Information
- COVID-19 and HIV – Vaccine Information
- Webinars, Multimedia, and Interactive Resources
- Advocacy, Policy, and Mutual Aid
- General COVID-19 Information
- Having Sex Safely During COVID-19
- Coping with Stress
- Preparation and Free Entertainment Resources
- COVID-19 and Criminalization
- COVID-19 and Immigrant Communities
- Crisis Hotlines
- Resources Available in Multiple Languages
- COVID-19 and HIV – Resources for Health Workers and Other Professionals
- Honoring Community Members Lost to COVID-19
Founded in 2002, The Well Project was created to be a trusted virtual resource providing accurate, relevant, and up-to-date information on women and HIV. It is extremely important during this difficult time that we share only trusted, evidence-based information—taking the time to review the source and content of articles, memes, or posts before sharing on social media. We have compiled a list of trusted resources* we believe can be useful to our community including women living with HIV, their allies, and healthcare providers.
"We will get through this trying time together. It is important to remember that we are stronger as a community than alone" – Krista Martel, The Well Project's executive director, in a letter published on March 13, 2020: Getting Through COVID-19 Together (Virtually) - The Importance of our Online Support Community
*Information and data on COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) are very rapidly evolving. These resources include general information. Many are frequently updated – so it is a good idea to check the date on each resource after clicking on it. If you are a clinician, be sure to refer to updated sources for more specific recommendations regarding COVID-19. If you have an additional resource to add to this list, please email Olivia Ford.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Clinical Trials: View this informative and engaging conversation with A Girl Like Me LIVE host Ci Ci Covin, physician and advocate Oni Blackstock, MD, and The Well Project CAB chair Gina Brown, RSW, covering the COVID-19 vaccine, clinical trials, and more to know to keep safe.
View other episodes in the A Girl Like Me LIVE series
- Where Does the Science Stand on COVID-19 Outcomes Among People Living With HIV? (TheBodyPRO): An update on studies in HIV and COVID-19 from within and outside the US.
- Guidance for COVID-19 and People with HIV (HIVinfo): Reviews what U.S. people living with HIV and their providers can do in a variety of circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, including keeping up with your HIV drugs and staying in touch with your provider.
- What to Know About HIV and COVID-19 (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC): Provides answers to many common questions people living with HIV may have regarding COVID-19 about factors including risk, treatment, and stigma. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- COVID-19 and HIV: What You Need to Know (International AIDS Society - IAS): The latest HIV and COVID-19 related information and ways that you can get involved.
- Expanding Access to Health Care for People Living with HIV and Viral Hepatitis During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (NASTAD): Three new fact sheets explaining policies and protections that can help ensure safe and comprehensive access to health care.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and People with HIV (HIV.gov): Federal resources and information about COVID-19 risk.
- How Do COVID-19 Fears Affect People Living With HIV? (POZ; includes video): Two HIV researchers discuss the links between COVID-19 and HIV research and treatment — including hydroxychloroquine.
News and Resources
- COVID-19 and HIV: What You Need to Know (TheBody; includes video): Comprehensive collection of frequently asked questions, basic facts, and practical advice, plus a video conversation with David Malebranche, M.D., an internal medicine physician and HIV sexual health expert.
- Addressing Partner Violence and Trauma (Positively Aware): Survivors and advocates face new problems, and develop new forms of support.
- Addressing a Crisis Within a Crisis: Intimate Partner Violence, HIV, and COVID-19 (Positive Women's Network - USA): In partnership with National Network to End Domestic Violence, the largest U.S. advocacy network of women and people of trans experience living with HIV has produced and curated some resources for women living with HIV experiencing intimate partner violence (or coping with the trauma of past IPV), and for HIV and IPV service providers.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV (Avert): Regularly updated answers to frequently asked questions about the interaction of the two viruses, COVID-19 prevention and preparation.
- What People Living with HIV Need to Know About HIV and COVID-19 (UNAIDS): Basic information, articles, infographics, and details on responses to COVID-19 around the globe. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- COVID-19 Information and Resources (Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation): A collection of updated information and archived articles around COVID-19, HIV, TB, pediatrics, and pregnancy.
- COVID-19 and People Living with HIV: Frequently Asked Questions: Developed and regularly updated by a group of HIV organizations, including The Well Project, based on the best information available on COVID-19. List of collaborating organizations (in alphabetical order): AIDS United | HIV Medicine Association | Latino Commission on AIDS | NASTAD | NMAC | Positive Women's Network – USA | Prevention Access Campaign | TransLatin@ Coalition | US PLHIV Caucus | The Well Project
Available in Spanish (see below).
- #Coronavirus (POZ): All the latest links on COVID-19 from an HIV-specific publication.
- Debunking Junk Theories on the New Coronavirus, Including Its Nonexistent Link with HIV (TheBody): Busting many of the myths that have been spreading worldwide alongside COVID-19.
- Experts Shed Light on Coronavirus Response and its Implications for People with HIV (aidsmap): Important early findings on COVID-19 from renowned infectious disease experts at a global science gathering.
- Surviving Covid (A Girl Like Me): Blogger Marig1966 shares her weeks-long battle with COVID-19.
- The Covid Vaccine (A Girl Like Me): Blogger Escalice shares her thought process around deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Grieving in the Age of COVID-19 (A Girl Like Me): A heartbreaking account of mounting family and community losses from COVID-19, which New Orleans-based blogger and community advisory board member Gina Brown (MzGee1966) calls her "2020 Hurricane Katrina."
- Stigma at Times of COVID-19 (A Girl Like Me): Blogger HIVstigmafighter provides an important teachable moment on stigma for a health care provider.
- Remembering HIV Activist Deloris Dockrey, Recently Lost to COVID-19 (TheBody): A touching and informative interview with Martha Cameron, regional coordinator for the International Community of Women Living with HIV North America (ICW-NA), about her late colleague and friend. (see below for a full obituary of Dockrey)
- Quarantine, Anxiety, Pregnancy, and Learning How to Forgive Myself (A Girl Like Me): New blogger HEROConnor shares fears, concerns, and gratitude.
- My Anti-Stigma Message (A Girl Like Me): Blogger Lynnea shares her thoughts on stigmas surrounding COVID-19 and HIV, as well as the realities of being a working parent during this pandemic.
- Isolation (A Girl Like Me): Blogger Angel S.'s poetic meditation on times of quarantine.
- The Children Know (Yale Review): When the author's father died of AIDS complications, he couldn't shield her from his pain or the government's indifference. With COVID-19 - and children of her own - she relives that trauma.
- African Americans Are Bearing the Brunt of the Coronavirus Pandemic—Including My Family in Albany, Georgia (TheBody): HIV advocate and writer Ace Robinson shares expertise on race and health disparities - and his own experience losing family members in a Southern town hard-hit by COVID-19.
- COVID-19 and People Living with HIV (Global Network of People Living with HIV - GNP+; International Community of Women Living with HIV - ICW; Global Network of Young People with HIV - Y+): Archive of information, resources and stories of how our communities are responding and taking action to protect the rights of people living with HIV.
Learning from the HIV Response
- Researchers Should Study How COVID-19 Affects Women (CNN): Opinion article by a veteran of the U.S. federal AIDS response.
- Coronavirus May Have You Feeling Down. But Don't Give Up Before the Miracle Happens (TheBody): Longtime HIV activist Jaime Grant reflects on witnessing several angles of the early days of both AIDS and, now, COVID-19.
- How to Survive Yet Another Plague: I Lived Through The AIDS Epidemic. Here's How To Live Through The Coronavirus. (BuzzFeed News): Important reflections by journalist Mark Schoofs.
- The HIV Response Provides a Blueprint to Tackle COVID-19 – We Must Harness the Power of Community (The Telegraph): Global HIV leaders on the importance of community-led efforts and partnerships in pandemic response.
- Kenyon Farrow on COVID-19: Racial Justice and Lessons from the AIDS Crisis (Laura Flanders Show): Senior editor for TheBody Kenyon Farrow discusses the racial and economic implications of COVID-19. What does this global crisis reveal about our relationship to each other and what steps can communities take to empower and learn about this virus?
- COVID-19: The HIV Research Advocacy Movement Offers Lessons (Science Speaks): What HIV advocates have learned can guide responses to COVID-19 that are innovative, effective and inclusive, and can help end the pandemic faster.
- Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from HIV for an Effective, Community-Led Response (UNAIDS): A call for countries to adopt a human rights-based approach in responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 that puts communities at the center and respects the rights and dignity of all.
- Lessons From the HIV Epidemic for the COVID-19 Pandemic (MedScape - must register for free account to access): By HIV-knowledgeable journalist Heather Boerner.
- How COVID-19 Must Transform US Global Health Strategy (The Hill): Guidance for systemic change from two veterans of the global HIV response.
COVID-19 Vaccination: On this episode of A Girl Like Me LIVE, host Ci Ci Covin talked with advocate Gina Brown, RSW, about her personal experience with the COVID-19 vaccine, clinical trials, vaccine hesitancy, and more.
View other episodes in the A Girl Like Me LIVE series
- COVID-19 Vaccines and People with HIV: Frequently Asked Questions (HIV Medicine Association and Infectious Diseases Society of America; PDF): A resource for HIV clinicians to respond to patient questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the US. Also available in Spanish (see below).
- Should People Living with HIV Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot? Here’s the Latest From Experts (TheBody): Concise perspectives from medical experts and advocates.
- COVID-19 Vaccination for People Living With HIV: What Do We Know So Far? (TheBody): COVID-19 vaccine rollout has many people living with HIV (PLWH) asking where they might fall in the inoculation queue and whether the vaccine is safe for them to receive.
- Vaccine Considerations for People with Underlying Medical Conditions (CDC): This information aims to help people with several types of health conditions make an informed decision about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Black People Face Higher COVID Infections & Deaths. Should They Have Lower Age Cutoffs for Vaccines? (Democracy Now!; video): Dr. Oni Blackstock, a primary care and HIV physician, argues that age cutoffs should be lowered or removed for Black people in order to speed up inoculations, noting that Black Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as white Americans.
Please note: If a webinar listed is in the past and the recording has not yet been linked from this page, click the link to see if the organization has posted the recording recently.
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (Transgender Law Center - TLC): Resources and videos on how trans people can support each other and advocate at a local, state, and federal level for the care, resources, and support they deserve.
- #PWNCares Sister Circle Virtual Support Group (Positive Women's Network - USA — PWN-USA): PWN-USA is starting a new virtual support group via videoconference on Zoom, which you can also join by phone. After clicking the link and completing the form, you will receive the link and call-in info.
- Love Your Life (Iris House): A virtual group for women living with HIV across the United States, now taking place every other Thursday of each month. Fill out a confidential intake form to participate.
- Virtual Support Group (ICW-North America): Fill out a one-time registration form to attend this weekly meeting for women living with HIV.
- Heart Space (BEAM - Black Emotional and Mental Health): A Black-centered virtual weekly wellness drop-in room (Tuesdays 5pm ET) led by yoga teacher and wellness facilitator Yolo Akili.
- A Girl Like Me and Una Chica Como Yo (The Well Project): An online blog where women and girls living with HIV can share their experiences. The e-AA Group: Online 12-step programming.
- The e-AA Group: Online 12-step programming.
Past Events and Recordings
- Stay Well at Home with The Well Project: Our bi-weekly (every other week) wellness series, which began April 8 at 12 noon ET, featured video/chat sessions with women living with HIV sharing positive approaches to help navigate isolation and other challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Understanding and Addressing Medical Mistrust (Spotlight Trust): This two-part panel conversation took place on November 30 and December 7, 2020. Recordings are now available on our YouTube Channel and as special episodes of the In Trust podcast.
- Dual Pandemics: Global Youth Perspectives on Fighting HIV and COVID-19 (Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation): A conversation (on Friday, June 12th at 10:00 am EST) with youth leaders from Africa and the United States to discuss the realities that young people face in confronting COVID-19 and HIV as these two pandemics impact our communities simultaneously.
- POZ at Home: Coping With COVID-19 and HIV (POZ; includes video): Long-term survivors Mark S. King, Venita Ray and Charles Sanchez discuss the current pandemic.
- Webinar - Gender Justice in the Global COVID-19 Response (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health): View the video recording of the May 21 conversation with a powerhouse panel of global feminist leaders discussing gender justice in the global COVID-19 response.
- Webinar - Sex in the Time of COVID-19: Insights from the Sexual Health Sector (CATIE): Leading voices in Canada's sexual health community spoke to how their organizations are meeting the needs of people looking for guidance on sex in the time of COVID-19. Follow the link to view the video recording of the May 21 conversation.
- Conversations on COVID-19 & Black Communities (Black AIDS Institute): A webinar collection featuring coronavirus facts from experts in medical care, emergency readiness, research, and wellness from the unique perspective of Black people.
- Race & Place: Is COVID-19 Becoming a Black Disease? (Fill out registration to view webinar recording)
- How Black People Can Survive a Pandemic (Facebook Live video recording)
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) and People Living with HIV: Information and Support Webinar (The Reunion Project and Positive Women's Network - USA): Much-needed conversations with HIV long-term survivors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, centering people living with HIV and AIDS. Review the materials and recordings:
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparation for People Living with Chronic Illnesses in the United States (Irresistible / Healing Justice Podcast): Medical information, invocations, grounding practices and dialogue from a March 7 webinar organized and cohosted by JD Davids of the Cranky Queer.
- The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know & Responding in Solidarity (Be Team Women): Video of a March 25 Facebook Live conversation with UNAIDS' Shannon Hader.
- The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community (National Coalition for LGBT Health): A webinar that took place as part of National LGBT Health Awareness Week. Fill out the registration form to access the recording.
- Taking Care: Understanding and Addressing Mental Health Among Women Living with HIV (The Well Project): Recording of a webinar featuring mental health providers, advocates, and women living with HIV.
Source: UN Women.
- AVAC and COVID-19 (AVAC): Synthesis of COVID-19 news, vaccine information, and more from a global health and HIV prevention advocacy organization.
- COVID-19 Virtual Strategic Think Tank Report (Stronger Together Partnership; PDF): Responding to the emerging needs of COVID-19, advancing the “End the HIV Epidemic initiative, and addressing Viral Hepatitis and STI in communities of color.
- In Focus: Gender Equality Matters in COVID-19 Response (UN Women): Regularly updated listing of videos, infographics, statements, news, and helpful advocacy resources regarding gender equity and the global COVID-19 response.
- We Must Have a #PeoplesVaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine (UNAIDS; includes video): An opinion piece from UNAIDS' executive director, demanding that all vaccines, treatments and tests be patent-free, mass produced, distributed fairly and made available to all people, in all countries, free of charge.
- 'Hold My Earrings': Black Women Lead on Systemic Solutions in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond (ColorLines): Meet 13 BIPOC Women on the frontlines of transformational change.
- HeForShe Launches #HeForSheAtHome Campaign (UN Women): Join a social media campaign that seeks to inspire men to help balance the burden in their households.
- Action: Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy (Feminist Alliance for Rights): Request for organizational sign-on to a statement of feminists and women's rights organizations from the Global South and marginalized communities in the Global North. View and share the statement
- How Racial Health Disparities Will Play Out in the Pandemic (Slate): Health equity expert and emergency physician Dr. Uché Blackstock explains how the coronavirus will affect Black patients, and why that terrifies her.
- Care and Connection in Crisis: Feminist Strategy to Confront COVID-19 (MADRE; PDF): Global feminist organization MADRE recognizes that we must seize the opening to demand the progressive, feminist changes we have long needed.
- COVID-19 Resources (National Women's Health Network): Articles and action steps from a U.S.-based advocacy network for women's health and rights.
- COVID-19: What Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Globally? (Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters): Editorial from a journal focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, considering the opportunities presented by COVID-19 to protect wome
- Reducing Stigma (CDC): Stigma hurts everyone by creating fear or anger towards other people. CDC offers guidance for countering COVID-19 stigma. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- COVID-19 Mutual Aid & Advocacy Resources: A U.S.-specific compilation of potential ways to help your community while maintaining physical distancing protocols.
Please note: these resources are not specific to people living with HIV.
Basics and Overall Health
- 5 Things to Know About the Delta Variant (Yale Medicine): Vaccination is still our best protection against the current predominant COVID-19 strain.
- How the Coronavirus Infects Cells — and Why Delta is so Dangerous (Nature): Scientists are unpacking the life cycle of SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus uses tricks to evade detection.
- COVID News Briefs (AVAC): Weekly curated perspective on what COVID research, advocacy, and other news is worth your time.
- Coronavirus Prevention Network: Information on COVID-19 prevention studies.
- Explainer: How COVID-19 Impacts Women and Girls (UN Women): In times of crisis, women and girls face disproportionate impacts. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
- Protecting Your Family from COVID-19 (includes video): Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information in a March 22 Zoom call with family and friends on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Video link at top of document; transcript by activist JD Davids.
- COVID-19 Practical Home Care: A guide by and for COVID-19 survivors and those caring for them at home, assembled by designer and researcher Hannah Wei and regularly updated.
- What to Do if You Are Sick (CDC): General guidance for what to do if you are, or believe you may be, ill with COVID-19. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (World Health Organization - WHO): Frequently asked questions, updates, travel advisories, and other resources. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- What Does COVID-19 Recovery Actually Look Like? An Analysis of the Prolonged COVID-19 Symptoms Survey: Thorough report of data gathered and analyzed by a research team consisting of volunteers who have had COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Community Guide (Equity Labs): A medically vetted, engagingly illustrated series of Coronavirus information cards to combat disinformation during COVID-19 and equip communities with the tools they need. Available in numerous South Asian languages (see below).
- Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trans Health & Trans Health Care (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and other research partners): Read the first results and publications following a global study of trans people aged 16 or older. Available in numerous languages (see below).
- Resources to Support Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19 (Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing): Extensive list of free and accessible resources.
- COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network (Infectious Diseases Society of America): The latest clinical information and news.
- COVID-19: Keeping Young People Healthy (Frontline AIDS): Practical guides for young people, parents/caregivers, health care providers and implementing partners. Available in multiple languages (see below).
- CoviDB.org (TeachAids): A community-built, expert-curated platform organizing resources across a comprehensive set of topics relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women's Health and Pregnancy
- Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists): Regularly updated information for clients from an association of reproductive health providers. Available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic (see below).
- COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding (CDC): Data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.
- Does COVID-19 Affect Women Differently Than Men? Here's What We Know (National Women's Health Network): A blog breaking down available data on gender differences and COVID-19.
- COVID-19 & Family Planning (Family Planning 2020): Resources from a global contraception access organization. Available in French (see below).
- Why the Coronavirus Is Killing More Men Than Women (Washington Post): Men have weaker immune systems that, in some cases, may actually sabotage the body's response to an invader. But social and cultural factors may also play a role.
- Mistakes from the HIV Pandemic Should Inform the COVID-19 Response for Maternal and Newborn Care (International Breastfeeding Journal): Policy makers and practitioners need to learn from the mistakes of the HIV pandemic and not undermine breastfeeding in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- What Happens to Black Pregnant Women who Get the Coronavirus? (Today): Black women already face high maternal mortality rates. The coronavirus pandemic could make that worse.
- Staying Safe During COVID-19 (National Domestic Violence Hotline): How COVID-19 could uniquely impact intimate partner violence survivors; words from survivors; and a few suggestions for survivors that may make this uncertain time feel a little bit safer. Available in Spanish (see below).
- Breastfeeding and Caring for Newborns (CDC): Information about COVID-19 in the prenatal period, during birth, while breastfeeding, and while caring for young children. Available in multiple languages (see below)
- Sample Birth Plans for COVID-19 (March of Dimes): Designed for pregnant and birthing people to assess their preferences based on the policies of their chosen place of birth. Includes questions to ask providers. Available in Spanish (see below).
- Where The Women Aren't: On Coronavirus Task Forces (NPR): In response to this lack of voice, women activists around the world have pushed for better representation — with mixed results.
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases (Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University): Continually updated open-access dashboard on the epidemiology of the global pandemic.
- COVID-19 Cases and Deaths (amfAR): Striking timeline animations of the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. in general, and specifically in U.S. states and jurisdictions with Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) plans.
- We Need a Plan for How to Have Casual Sex Again (TheBody): "People need to have sex. And it’s time that we have a plan in place on how that can happen safely during the time of COVID-19. Of course, the first problem is that we must think of sex as essential."
- Having Sex During COVID? Here Are Some Sexual Health Resources to Consider (TheBody): Expert tips, resources and advice during this potentially stressful time surrounding sexual health.
- How to Have Sex in the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (The Cranky Queer): Ideas for sexy social distancing — because sex that's good for you is good for you.
- Love the One You're With – Sex and Pleasure in the Time of COVID-19 (Positively Aware): A humorous and informative reflection and resource roundup.
- Safer Sex and COVID-19 (New York City Health Department; PDF): Can we have sex during this pandemic? Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex and avoid acquiring or spreading COVID-19.
- Quarantine Fatigue Is Real (Atlantic): A Harvard epidemiologist shares her reflection that, instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic.
- Coping With COVID: A Yoga Sequence (Body Politic): Descriptions and detailed photographs guiding readers through a gentle yoga series developed for the COVID-19 era.
- Stress Management (The Well Project): Learn about common signs and causes of stress, how stress affects women living with HIV, and how to reduce and cope with stress in your life.
- Coping with Coronavirus Stress (WellAcademic): Helpful, straightforward guidance for caring for ourselves and maintaining compassion for ourselves during these challenging times.
- Depression, Women, and HIV (The Well Project): Learn about depression – what it is, why women living with HIV are likely to have it, and why it is important to find and treat.
- Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety (Shine): Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
- Emotional Health & Wellbeing Resources (University of California San Francisco): Resources in response to common questions regarding emotional wellbeing during COVID-19.
- Just Stay: a Simple Self-Isolation Plan: Comprehensive resources from a longtime disaster relief worker and professor, written while he was in self-isolation himself.
- Half-Assed Disabled Prepper Tips for Preparing for a Coronavirus Quarantine: Regularly updated advice and wise, inspiring words from disability justice activist, writer, and artist Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha.
- Your Money: a Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis (New York Times): This guide will connect you to the basic information you'll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services, and financial strategies.
- A Running Guide to Services Now Free (or Discounted) in Response to the Coronavirus (Wirecutter): In response to the outbreak, many companies around the world have offered their services for free to help folks get through these uncertain times.
- America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better (TheBody): Context, resources, a recap and webinar recording of "Policing Pandemics: Criminalization Lessons from HIV to COVID-19," an in-depth April 16 discussion on the dangers of criminalization during the COVID-19 pandemic featuring a panel of HIV criminalization, public health, policy, and law experts.
- Organizational Letter Urging Congress to Stop the Criminalization of COVID-19: Sign on to a letter to Congressional leaders urging local, state and federal authorities to refrain from using laws punitively in response to the novel coronavirus.
- COVID-19 Special Issue (Prison Health News; PDF): Information on how people in prison can protect themselves and each other from COVID-19, what they can do if they have symptoms, how they can take care of their mental health during this time, and more. Hard copies of the issue can be ordered five at a time from Prison Health News, or printed and mailed by individuals to friends, family members or clients in prison.
- UNAIDS Condemns Misuse and Abuse of Emergency Powers to Target Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations (UNAIDS): Strong statement against restrictions of rights occurring globally in the midst of COVID-19.
- Steering Committee Statement on COVID-19 Criminalisation (HIV Justice Worldwide): Communicable diseases are public health issues, not criminal issues. What this international coalition has learned from the HIV response.
- Controlling Typhoid Mary (University of California Press): An excerpt from Chapter 1 of Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness by sociologist and HIV criminalization expert Trevor Hoppe.
- Essential Elements of New York Guidelines for Allocation of Health Care Resources During a Pandemic (Center for HIV Law and Policy): A proposed set of principles for the creation of much-needed guidelines.
- COVID-19: Release People From Prisons and Jails Without Electronic Monitoring (MediaJustice): Arguments advocates can use to oppose electronic monitors for people released from prisons and jails during the coronavirus pandemic.
Facts and Support for People of Immigrant Experience
- Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis (Informed Immigrant): Comprehensive list of resources for immigrants, including people without documentation, organized by state, as well as a national resources section. Available in English and Spanish (see below).
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants (Undocuscholars): National and state-by-state listings of legal, medical, mutual aid, food access, financial, and other resources. Available in English and Spanish (see below).
- Tangible Support for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 (Immigrants Rising): Downloadable list of resources, including information for immigrant businesses, as well as people without documentation.
- Coronavirus Resource Hub for the Immigrant Community (United We Dream): Information on immigration court closures, healthcare access, communicating with loved ones
- COVID-19 & Immigrant Communities: Your Questions Answered (National Educational Association): Advice on various issues facing immigrants, including health care access, unemployment benefits, immigration bureaucracy and detention, with special focus on DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) recipients.
- The Impact of COVID-19 in Undocumented and Immigrant Communities (Communication Workers of America – CWA): Information on immigrant workers' rights, including health care access and countering anti-Asian stigma.
- Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis (The Immigrant Learning Center): Information on health, financial, legal and employment services, as well as learning activities for homeschooling.
- How to Support Immigrants In the U.S. During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Teen Vogue): Article on various activist campaigns to get people released from immigration detention, expose ICE abuse, counter anti-immigrant rhetoric.
- Coronavirus and Immigration (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): Information on various legal aspects of the situation, such as immigration enforcement, public charge rule, etc. and calls for specific changes.
- Understanding the Impact of Key Provisions of COVID-19 Relief Bills on Immigrant Communities (National Immigration Law Center): Policy brief for activists about what needs to be included in future relief bills.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Rich Communities (National League of Cities): Information on "public charge" rule and immigration enforcement.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline has advocates available to confidentially speak with survivors of domestic violence. Advocates are available 24 hours per day and can be reached at (800) 799-SAFE. Survivors can chat with advocates here or text LOVEIS to 22522.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides confidential 24-hour support for survivors of sexual assault. Trained staff can be reached at (800) 656-HOPE (4673) and through chat.
- Trans Lifeline provides direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. It can be reached at (877) 565-8860.
- The Deaf Hotline has advocates available to provide 24-hour crisis intervention, education, information, and referral for deaf, deafblind, and deafdisabled survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through video phone at (855) 812-1001, (800) 787-3224 (TTY), chat, and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vacunas contra la COVID-19 y VIH Preguntas frecuentes (HIV Medicine Association and Infectious Diseases Society of America; PDF)
- COVID-19 y personas que viven con el VIH: Preguntas Frecuentes (AIDS United | HIV Medicine Association | Latino Commission on AIDS | NASTAD | NMAC | Positive Women's Network – USA | Prevention Access Campaign | TransLatin@ Coalition | US PLHIV Caucus | The Well Project)
- Información importante sobre el VIH y el COVID-19 (CDC)
- Lo Que Necesitas Saber Sobre el Nuevo Coronavirus y el VIH (TheBody; incluye video)
- VIH et COVID-19: Informations à L'intention des Personnes Séropositives (UNAIDS)
- Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trans Health & Trans Health Care (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and other research partners): Now available in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English (versions for USA & Canada, and for Australia & New Zealand), Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish and Ukrainian.
- Cómo Reducir el Estigma Asociado al COVID-19 (CDC)
- Qué Hacer Si Está Enfermo (CDC)
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic (WHO): Page links to versions in French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese.
- COVID-19 Community Guide (Equity Labs): Colorful series of Coronavirus information cards with versions in English and 12 South Asian languages.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources in World Languages (Georgia State University Prevention Research Center): Scroll down the page to view CDC and International Rescue Committee (IRC) fliers in numerous languages.
- COVID-19: Keeping Young People Healthy (Frontline AIDS): Page links to versions in French, Portuguese, Swahili.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists): Page links to versions in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Arabic.
- Pandémie de COVID (Family Planning 2020)
- Mantenerse Segurx Durante COVID-19 (National Domestic Violence Hotline)
- Protéjase y Proteja a su Familia del COVID-19 (CDC)
- Prepare un Plan de Parto (March of Dimes)
- Recursos para la Comunidad Inmigrante durante el Coronavirus (Inmigrante Informado)
- COVID-19 Recursos para Comunidades Indocumentadas (Undocuscholars)
- CURE [Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion] HIV-COVID Reporting Database: A database to monitor and report on outcomes of COVID-19 occurring in people living with HIV. HIV clinicians in the United States are encouraged to report ALL cases of COVID-19 in their HIV patients, regardless of severity.
- COVID-19 and Violence Against Women (WHO; infographics): Downloadable images sharing important guidance to support people experiencing violence at home during COVID-19.
- Design 4 Learning (D4L) (ETR): Information on ETR's D4L approach, and a series of resources to help you transition from in-person teaching and training to powerful online design and delivery.
- COVID-19 and Medical Mistrust in the Black Community (AIDS Education & Training Center Southeast): Slides and recording from a recent webinar on the history of medical mistreatment of Black communities, how that has contributed to mistrust that blocks access to care, and what providers can do to support Black clients' engagement in care.
- COVID-19: Special Considerations for People Living with HIV (HIV Medicine Association and Infectious Diseases Society of America; PDF): A resource for clinicians and public health officials. The information is based on best practices in areas that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Online Educational Program (Virology Education): An online interactive meeting series for care providers involved in the management of novel coronavirus patients.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration – HRSA): Information for Ryan White grantees and HIV care providers from HRSA, administrator of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
- COVID-19 Updates and Resources (U.S. National Association of State and Territorial AIDS Directors): Helpful, regularly updated guidance to help ensure the continuity of essential programming and the protection of people living with and vulnerable to HIV and viral hepatitis.
- COVID-19 Resources (Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – ANAC): Weekly updates of COVID-19 resources and webinar recordings for healthcare workers and people living with HIV.
- Events (BEAM - Black Emotional and Mental Health): Virtual trainings and conversations for mental health and care providers.
- COVID-19 Drug Interactions: Prescribing Resources (Liverpool Drug Interaction Group, University Hospital of Basel, and Radboud UMC): Various materials to aid the use of experimental agents in the treatment of COVID-19.
- Managing Stress & Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses (American Psychiatric Nurses Association): Self-care for impacted frontline health workers.
- Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services): Helpful guidance for shifting practices.
- Project N95: A resource for healthcare providers to identify urgent demand and assist the government in coordinating, manufacturing, and delivering PPE. (Seeking individuals with advanced technology, supply chain, or epidemiology experience, for online coordination. View volunteer form)
- Tributes to HIV/AIDS Community Members We've Lost to COVID-19 So Far (TheBody): Slideshow commemorating folks who have died of COVID-19 who were living with HIV, working in the field, and/or addressing HIV in media, art, and culture. Author Tim Murphy asks those who know others in the HIV community who passed away from COVID-19 to email him.
Our Community Champion, Deloris Dockrey (ICW, GNP+, PWN-USA): Dockrey was a ray of light and positivity, as well as a fierce advocate for the rights of people living with HIV, especially women.
R.I.P. Lorena Borjas, a Transgender Latinx Activist Lost to COVID-19 (POZ; includes video): Borjas fought tirelessly for transgender and immigrant communities in New York City, operating HIV-testing programs and syringe exchanges and fighting to change police policies toward trans people and sex workers.
Source: Community Healthcare Network