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People living with HIV and COVID 19:A report of 2 clinical cases from Durban, South Africa

Mohammed Mitha, Anusha Priya Maharaj, Kennedy Nyamande, Richard Raine


The impact of Human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) in severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2(SARS- CoV-2) has not been well elucidated. It is uncertain if outcomes are better or worse in these patients compared to COVID 19 patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The course and outcome is also unknown in HIV patients who are virally suppressed on antiretroviral treatment(ART) compared to those who are treatment naïve. We present 2 cases of HIV COVID 19 pneumonia, one virally suppressed and the other newly diagnosed, both having a favourable outcome at out our hospital, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) in Durban, South Africa

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Mohammed Mitha, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Anusha Priya Maharaj, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Kennedy Nyamande, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Richard Raine, University of Cape Town

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2020;26(2):59-60. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2020.v26i2.078

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Date submitted: 2020-06-15
Date published: 2020-06-15

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