Community Treatments for COVID for people living with HIV
People living with HIV may be eligible for Community COVID treatments to stop them becoming unwell. These treatments are either Monoclonal Antibodies or Antivirals and need to be taken within 7 days of symptoms starting. The treatments are intended for people at increased risk of becoming unwell with COVID and are risk assessed on an individual basis.
All people living with HIV should receive free lateral flow tests. If you have not received any, you can order them on GOV.UK or by calling NHS 119.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, take a rapid lateral flow test as soon as possible, even if your symptoms are mild. Only take a test if you have symptoms.
If you test positive for COVID – you should make an online self-referral to the Alliance for Better Care COVID Anti-Viral Medication website. Please ensure that you have the latest full list of your prescribed medications at hand (including hospital medicines).
- If you are unable to access the online self-referral, you can still contact your GP practice, NHS 111 so that they can consider referring you for an assessment for treatment.
Further information about current COVID guidelines see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus. and for treatments for COVID see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/covid-19/treatments-for-covid-19/.