The COVID-19 pandemic presents complex, multidimensional challenges to maintaining the health and wellbeing of individuals worldwide. Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with HIV are poorly understood, especially in low-income settings.

The study team conducted qualitative semi-structured in-depth interviews among people living with HIV (nā€‰=ā€‰16) and health workers (nā€‰=ā€‰10) in rural Rakai, southcentral Uganda to understand the mental health impacts of the pandemic for people living with HIV.