Clinical features and outcome of HIV/SARS-CoV-2 co-infected patients in the Bronx, New York City

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease with millions of people have been infected. However, there is limited data regarding clinical features, disease courses and outcomes of COVID-19 in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study presented the demographic data, clinical characteristics and outcomes of nine confirmed COVID-19 patients with HIV infection admitted to the hospital located in south Bronx, New York City. Older ages and several comorbidities, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular diseases, are identified as risk factors for developing severe COVID-19 and deaths. We found a similar pattern in HIV/SARS-CoV-2 co-infected patients. Also, typical CXR abnormalities representing COVID-19 pneumonia were similar among all HIV patients regardless of their CD4 count. The study revealed very high mortality rate at 78%, which may contradict to the hypothesis that immunosuppression from HIV infection prevents against severe COVID-19. More research is needed to determine the impact of HIV on the clinical course of COVID-19. To read more- https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jmv.26077

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