Will immune boosters prevent me from getting COVID-19?
I’m HIV positive and taking ARVs. My sisters bought me some immune boosters, will these stop me from getting Covid 19?
Thanks for getting in touch.
There isn’t really any such thing as an immune booster.
This is just advertising. Unless supported by research, the only effect of so-called immune boosters will have less money after buying them.
But psychologically they might make you feel better, so long as you can afford them. Just as it is nice that your sister thought of you and is trying to help.
The best way to avoiding coronavirus is to follow the guidelines in your country.
Prevention/reducing risk usually includes
- Maintaining social distancing.
- Wearing a mask in public spaces.
- Practicing good hygiene but washing your hands well and not touching your face.
More info about coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19, please see this link: i-base.info/covid-19