HPTN COVID-19 Resource Center

May 12, 2020

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The safety of our Network members and study participants is always our top priority. Since March 2020, the HPTN Leadership Team has been monitoring updates and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and numerous other health-based sources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

AS OF 29 MAY 2020, the original pauses to studies, screening, and enrollment that were put in place on March 16, 2020, are now lifted.

Read more about the HPTN's involvement in the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) at PreventCOVID.org


Internal Resources and Guidance

HPTN Letter to Network
COVID-19 Updates and Q&A Webinar: March 30, 2020 (webinar video)

Presented by Jessica Justman, MD, Senior Technical Director at ICAP

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"Infectious Diseases Have Rules: Lessons From the Past for Facing COVID-19"
(Editorial by Myron Cohen and Wafaa El-Sadr)


External Resources and Guidance





General Guidance




Media Coverage


4 April 2020: Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr on U.S. Coronavirus Response (CSPAN) 

4 April 2020: Dr.Jeanne Marrazzo discusses MD nursing home outbreak on CNN (2:13)

6 April 2020: How New York is dealing with Coronavirus (Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr on Kenya Daybreak)

8 April 2020: Dr. Carlos Del Rio speaks to Anderson Cooper

8 April 2020: Dr. Sten Vermund on MSNBC's Morning Joe: "Tracking the spread of coronavirus and the efforts to halt it"

15 April 2020: Carlos del Rio talks to Univision

17 April 2020: Jeanne Marrazzo speaks to CSPAN's Washington Journal

21 April 2020: Jeanne Marrazzo participates in a Coronavirus Q&A for Kids (NY Times)

21 April 2020: Carlos del Rio talks to CNN about COVID-19 vaccine studies

24 April 2020: Carlos del Rio discusses the re-opening of Georgia (MSNBC)

26 April 2020: Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr to NPR: "6 Solutions To Beat COVID-19 In Countries Where The Usual Advice Just Won't Work"

29 April 2020: Steffanie Strathdee talks to Forbes about Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment

6 May 2020: Myron Cohen featured in Science magazine

18 May 2020: Carlos del Rio on CNN: "Doctor testing new vaccine says there's long way to go"

8 July 2020: NIH launches clinical trials network to test COVID-19 vaccines and other prevention tools

31 July 2020: Read Fauci, Redfield and Giroir’s full witness testimony as submitted to the House

13 August 2020: Carlos del Rio on Univision: Moderna Phase 3 vaccine trial lacks participating people of color

September 2020: Carlos del Rio on CNN: Drug companies release a joint statement saying science will guide vaccine trials

September 3, 2020: Vaccine Watch: Antibody trial seeks bridge to COVID-19 vaccine

March 19, 2021: Jessica Justman talks to the Wall Street Journal on COVID vaccinations and travel


COVID-19 Publications


El-Sadr W, Justman J. Africa in the Path of Covid-19. The New England Journal of Medicine. 17 April 2020. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2008193


Carlos del Rio, MD reviewing Blanco JL et al. Lancet HIV 2020 May Vizcarra P et al. Lancet HIV 2020 Aug Gervasoni C et al. Clin Infect Dis 2020 May 14. COVID-19 in Persons Living with HIV — What Do We Know Today? NEJM Journal Watch.11 August 2020


El-Sadr, Wafaa M. What one pandemic can teach us in facing another. AIDS: October 1, 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 12 - p 1757-1759. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002636

COVID-19 Webinars and Events



Host and Date


Vaccine matters: Can we cure coronavirus?


12 August 2020

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The Power–and Pitfalls–of Modeling for COVID-19 and HIV


7 May 2020 

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Test, test, test: COVID-19 and HIV testing updates


30 April 2020

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COVID-19 and HIV: Lessons learned from healthcare workers around the world


21 April 2020

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