The Academy is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 across our country, knowing that many of our members and credentialed providers are inevitably on the frontlines of combatting this pandemic while also continuing to take care of current patient loads. Without understanding the full effect COVID-19 may have on people living with HIV, it is imperative to take precautions in caring for this population.
To that end, we reached out to our Academy chapter chairs around the country to gather recommendations and special considerations for care and treatment of people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following represents their collective feedback. We hope this is useful information that you might be able to implement to the extent that your state allows.
If you have additional recommendations, please share your thoughts within our Academy Communities. Given the unprecedented nature of this public health crisis, this should be a time of sharing of best practices in order to combat the pandemic.
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Federal and state governmental agencies are instituting drastic measures to mitigate the spread of the pandemic, including social distancing. In support of these measures and to ensure the safety of our team, the Academy is instituting teleworking options for all of our staff. Please know that this will not prevent us from supporting our members and credentialed providers. Our phone lines remain the same and we will continue to be responsive to your needs via email as well. We hope that you, your loved ones and patients all remain healthy and safe during this time.