The statement reminds PLHIV to have their supply of their necessary medical supplies on hand, ideally for 30 days or more, especially because the WHO HIV Treatment Guidelines now recommend multi-months or more of HIV medicines for most people at routine visits.
It will be a compelling combination of virtual sessions and community networking, including exhibitions, workshops, the global village, satellites and pre-conferences, that will reach audiences around the world.
We have not done this alone. The Kingdom has received support from our partners such as PEPFAR, Global Fund, UNAIDS and other development and bilateral partners. It is important that the AIDS response drive continues with the principle of Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility.
In the context of COVID-19, HIV facility visits should be limited to those deemed medically essential, to reduce the risk and burden to recipients of care and health care providers. Some facilities may consider providing services for PLHIV and other chronic illnesses in the community to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection in health facilities, either using community health workers to deliver care or in makeshift clinics in the community.