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, please ring NHS 119.
If you develop symptoms of COVID please do the following
- Do a lateral flow test. If positive, report the result through the government website or ring NHS 119 or NHS 111
- Ring NHS 111 or your GP and tell them you have a positive Lateral flow test and that you may be eligible for community COVID treatments due to an underlying health condition. They will forward your name to the local COVID treatment hub and you will be contacted by a medical consultant for assessment.