Resources for our Client Communities: COVID-19

Helpful information for people living with HIV, people who use drugs, Indigenous people, newcomers, sex workers, guys who have sex with guys and other members of the communities we serve. We will update this page as new information and resources are released.

Latest update: July 30/20

General COVID-19 Resources

Information about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. Please consult the resources below for the most current information:

COVID-19 & Sex

Phone Lines/Mental Health Support

Government Programs

Community Resources

For People Living with HIV and/or Hep C

CATIE 

Canada’s source for HIV & Hep C information has released an article that looks at who is at increased risk of COVID-19, strategies for reducing transmission, and what to do if you think you have COVID-19. Key messages:

  • An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19
  • A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19
  • People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19  Read more
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

For People Who Use Drugs

Practice safer drug use to prevent transmission of COVID-19. Key Messages:
Source: CPDDW-Vancouver

  • Try to minimize sharing of supplies like pipes, e-cigarettes, joints, straws etc. and don’t share needles.
  • Try to minimize contact with others
  • Plan & prepare for overdose
  • If you’re on medication-assisted treatment, talk to your pharmacist/health provider. Health Canada has adapted their policies to support access to medical treatments.
  • If you can, increase your supply of syringes, harm reduction supplies and naloxone. The Street Connections info below has a list of supply sites.
Street Connections
Manitoba Harm Reduction Network
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

For Indigenous People

For Newcomers

Immigrant Centre Manitoba

For Guys who Have Sex with Guys

HiM: Health Initiative for Men
Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

For Sex Workers

For Service Providers