Transient Reductions in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic Attendance and Food Security During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic for People Living With HIV in 4 African Countries

Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 16;73(10):1901-1905. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab379.


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and associated public health responses have disrupted daily living activities with economic and health consequences globally. We observed transient decreases in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinic visit adherence and food security among persons living with HIV early in the pandemic, and an increase in viral suppression later in the pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; East Africa; HIV; West Africa; food security.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Food Security
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections* / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2