Overview of SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults living with HIV

10 May, 2021

Hello Everyone,

An interesting article I came across on The Lancet, talks about the overview of Covid-19 among HIV positive adults. A quite overlooked area currently, HIV infection and especially AIDS is already a severely immunocompromised condition and hence any other superinfection can be a concern for such individuals. Covid-19 is a new challenge in the field of treatment of HIV infection since it already doesn't have any specific approved dedicated drug for its treatment, and hence the immune system only is the ultimate line of natural defence and HIV infected people are

immunocompromised. In this study, they have mentioned various drug therapies and their impact on Covid-19 infection among HIV positive individuals.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhiv/article/PIIS2352-3018(21)00070-9/fulltext#

Citations:

Review, Vol 8, Issue 5, E294-E305, MAY 01, 2021

Overview of SARS-CoV-2 infection in adults living with HIV

Juan Ambrosioni, PhD

José Luis Blanco, PhD

Juliana M Reyes-Urueña, PhD

Prof Mary-Ann Davies, PhD

Omar Sued, PhD

Maria Angeles Marcos, PhD

et al.

Published: May, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3018(21)00070-9

Published on: The Lancet

Komal Kapoor

CMC, Vellore

komalkapoor16.kk@gmail.com

HIFA Profile: Komal Kapoor is a recent graduate from the Christian Medical College, Vellore in BSc degree allied medical science course. Komal is currently a frontline covid health care worker in CMC Vellore. She is a HIFA Catalyst on the HIFA working group on Maintaining essential health services during COVID-19.

https://www.hifa.org/support/members/komal

https://www.hifa.org/projects/essential-health-services-and-covid-19

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