Monthly Archive: March 2020

Health Village moved to ARI

During the coronavirus crisis, the Health Village at Frederick Street has moved to Level 1 Foresterhill Health Centre as of 24-Mar-2020 until further notice.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and people living with HIV in Scotland

UPDATE FROM HIV SCOTLAND Our new Coronavirus Helpline is live between 10am – 6pm, Monday to Friday. Dial 0131 558 3713.  Here, we’re keeping you up to date with everything we know about Coronavirus/COVID-19 as we understand that people who live with weakened or compromised immune systems may be experiencing an extra level of anxiety and uncertainty at this time. ## Updated 15:00 17/03/2020 ## The Terrence Higgins Trust’s Medical Director, Dr Michael Brady has confirmed that those on HIV treatment with a good CD4 count and an undetectable viral load are not considered to have weakened immune systems. He advises that a good CD4 count means anything over 350. If your CD4 count is less than 350, if you’re not on treatment or if you have a detectable viral load, then it is particularly important that you follow the guidance below on social distancing.  —-  The British HIV...

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Latest news re HIV and COPID-19 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Update re: BHIVA Spring Conference, Manchester, 26th- 29th April 2020 Friday 13 March 2020 Following CROI 2020, there continues to be no evidence that people with HIV are at higher risk of COVID-19, or severe disease if affected, and no evidence regarding the impact of viral load or CD4 on either of these. You may have read that the HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) is being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19 but this is based on very limited evidence for similar viruses. So far there is no good evidence that lopinavir/ritonavir is beneficial, and no evidence that other HIV drugs will help. For anyone taking HIV drugs for treatment or prevention, we recommend continuing to take treatment as recommended, and not increasing the dose or switching to other medications unless otherwise indicated. There has been one...

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