HIV and Covid-19We have been confronted worldwide for a few months now by a new virus Covid-19. A virus that has claimed many victims in a short time and something that is keeping us all in its clutches. For many in the HIV community it feels like history is repeating itself. Just as we are getting the horror of AIDS in many countries under control, our lives are once again being redefined by a potentially deadly virus. This often creates a range of intense, diverse emotions and feelings. On our page ‘HIV in times of Covid-19’ you can hear and see how Covid-19 is thought about and lived with within our HIV community. But a small group of us has been affected for the second time by this calamity. They are not only infected with HIV but also with Covid-19. What does it mean if you have to deal with both these violent viruses at the same time?! How do you arm yourself against that? Physically and mentally. In this section; HIV and Covid-19, you will find the first series of stories about men and women who have had to do just that.
Dr. Marc van der Valk
internist and infectiologist about hiv and Covid-19Photo’s by Ruud Gort.