People living with HIV and COVID-19: A report on 2 clinical cases from South Africa
The impact of HIV in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has not been well established. It is uncertain if outcomes are better or worse in these patients compared with COVID-19 patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and other chronic diseases. The course and outcome is also unknown in HIV-positive patients who are virally suppressed on antiretroviral treatment (ART) compared with those who are treatment-naive. We present two HIV-positive cases with COVID-19 pneumonia – one virally suppressed and the other newly diagnosed. Both patients had favourable outcomes.
M Mitha, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa
AP Maharaj, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa
K Nyamande, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa
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Date published: 2020-06-15
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