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Andrew Petroll, MD, MS and Ann Brooks, RN host a Q&A session on COVID-19 Basics for trans/non-binary communities.  The recording highlights some great questions and helpful answers.

Clicking on timestamps will redirect you to the corresponding video section on YouTube.

Introduction to speakers: 2:19
Do pneumonia shots help protect against COVID-19?
Is it safe to go to the doctor for bloodwork?
Do transgender folks taking hormones have any additional concerns with COVID-19? (risk factors with COVID-19)
Are folks that smoke and take estrogen at higher risk for pulmonary embolisms?
Is asthma a risk factor for COVID-19?

Is it important to disclose that I’m trans if I go to the hospital for COVID? 12:51
Recommendations for folks who are low on prescriptions and having trouble getting refills?
What are wait times like for gender-affirming surgery/procedures?
Are there any guidelines instructing providers to continue prescribing medications even without a recent visit?

For people living with HIV, what is important to know if seeking care for COVID-19 in a clinical setting? 27:13
Why do Milwaukee County’s reports have a separate gender category for trans people?
Do hair removal procedures pose any risk for COVID-19?
How long is this going to last? Will COVID-19 end in the summer?

Recorded on April 21, 2020.