AAAF Update on Covid-19

The Australian Government recommendations for slowing the spread of Covid-19 include social distancing measures. On the basis of this recommendation, AAAF will not be organising any large events until we hear otherwise from health authorities.

AAAF will be planning a range of digital programs over the next few weeks and months to continue to support our community remotely. We encourage all community members to register with us and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date. Our Support Ambassadors, Branch Managers and online Alopecia Support Group services will remain active throughout this period and can be contacted for support or assistance.

AAAF encourage our community to not panic, but maintain strong hygiene practices and follow social distancing guidelines to help slow the spread of this condition. We encourage all questions to be directed to the Health Direct services who are leading communications as this situation develops.

Some common treatment options for Alopecia Areata are immunomodulators, like thiopurines (cyclosporine, methotrexate) and JAK inhibitors. These treatment options can inhibit immune response to viral infections. Hygiene measures (like hand washing and avoiding touching the face) and social distancing measures should be observed, as per the normal guidelines provided by Australian health services. If you require more information about immunomodulators and Covid-19, we recommend contacting the Health Direct services or your prescribing doctor.