Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. LHD HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs are central to the response, contributing their expertise in disease investigation and contact tracing, community outreach and education, and the delivery of clinical services. As staff are pulled to support COVID-19 response activities, HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs are adapting to this new reality, finding ways to maintain critical health services with fewer staff, shorter hours, and in the context of social distancing.
To support LHD HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs, NACCHO has compiled relevant guidance and resources from across the federal government. This page will be updated as new information is released. To share any relevant federal guidance, please contact Kat Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To access additional information and resources for HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs during COVID-19, visit this page. Also available are resources and tools from state and local health departments.
Guidance for HIV Programs and Providers:
- CDC: Guidance on PrEP During COVID-19
- CDC: Guidance on HIV Self Testing
- HRSA: FAQ for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipients, Subrecipients and Stakeholders
- HHS: Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV
- CDC: What to Know About HIV and COVID-19
Guidance for STI Programs and Providers:
- CDC: Update on STD Treatment Options During COVID-19
- CDC: Providing effective STD care and prevention when facility-based services and in-person patient-clinician contact is limited
- FDA: List of Drug Shortages includes STD Medicines
Guidance for Hepatitis Programs and Providers:
Guidance for Syringe Services Programs:
General Program Guidance:
- CDC: Guidance on Prioritizing Non-COVID-19 Public Health Activities
- CDC: Guidance on Additional Flexibility for Grantees from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, ST, and TB Prevention
- HHS: Federal Resource Toolkit for State and Local Agencies Serving Vulnerable Populations During the COVID-19 Emergency