HIV and COVID-19: Lessons From HIV and STI Harm Reduction Strategies

Academic Article


  • Purpose of Review: This review highlights the intersection of the COVID-19, HIV, and STI pandemics and examines how harm reduction strategies can be applied broadly to controlling a pandemic. Recent Findings: Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, remarkable advances in the understanding of COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, and treatment have been made at a much faster pace than prior pandemics, yet much more still remains to be discovered. Many of the strategies to control the COVID-19 pandemic mirror those employed to stem the HIV pandemic. Summary: Harm reduction principles used in the HIV pandemic can be applied to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic through effective prevention, detection, and treatment strategies.
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    Author List

  • Gravett RM; Marrazzo JM
  • Start Page

  • 261
  • End Page

  • 270
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 4