Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People
COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that can spread from person to person through droplets from coughing or sneezing.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. The droplets can also persist on surfaces for hours.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most people have mild symptoms, some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
Some individuals may acquire this infection and not get sick, others may have mild symptoms, but a subset of people develop life-threatening respiratory disease.