Researchers around the world are working to find an effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19.

While some HIV drugs are being trialled as a potential treatment, there is currently no evidence that these medicines are effective against the virus.

The same goes for anti-viral medication for HIV (including PrEP), hepatitis B and hepatitis C – these drugs do not provide protection against COVID-19.

How do I protect myself?

The best way to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 is to practice good hygiene and stay at home.

Do not go out unless you need to buy household essentials, receive medical care, exercise or attend work or school. If you need to be outside, stay 1.5 metres away from others and wash your hands regularly. Doing this will help keep your community and loved ones safe.

If I develop symptoms?

If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath seek medical attention.

Call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (24-hour help line), your GP or, if symptoms are severe, visit the emergency department.


Current as at: Thursday 9 April 2020
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW