Published time: 15 April 2020
Authors: Jose L Blanco, Juan Ambrosioni, Felipe Garcia, Esteban Martínez, Alex Soriano, Josep Mallolas
Keywords: Covid-19, HIV, case study
As of March 24, 2020, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has affected almost 400 000 people in 168 countries on five continents. Older patients (>60 years) and those with comorbidities (eg, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, and chronic kidney disease) present with more severe infection and worse prognosis.1 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been described in only one patient with HIV in Wuhan, China,2 but case series in patients with HIV are lacking despite 37·9 million people having HIV globally.3 Here we describe, to our knowledge, the first single-centre experience of COVID-19 in patients infected with HIV-1, including clinical characteristics, antiviral and antiretroviral treatment, and outcomes.
COVID-19 in patients with HIV clinical case series