Questions about HIV and COVID-19

The AIDS epidemic has claimed more than 36 million lives, and while more people can live with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, there is no cure.
Naturally, the question many people have is how vaccines for COVID-19 were developed within two years while a vaccine for HIV remains unavailable.
Or, should people living with HIV get a COVID-19 vaccine? How does COVID-19 affect people living with HIV?
Do you think experiences learned from the HIV epidemic can help in the fight against COVID-19?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Infectious Diseases group.

Dr. Andrew Badley, director of the HIV Immunology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, says when it comes to HIV/AIDS, there are different challenges, including a myriad of mutations of HIV.
You can read more and view the video on the Health Equity Research blog on Connect. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/health-equity-research/

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