COVID-19 Infection in An HIV-Positive Patient


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Caskurlu H., Cag Y.

European Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol.2, no.1, pp.13-14, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24018/clinicmed.2021.2.1.14
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Clinical Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-14

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic affects all age groups but follows a more mortal trajectory in patients with preexisting conditions such as immune deficiency, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. Hence, HIV-positive patients with immune deficiency are at risk, therefore, these patients need to have continuous access to treatment during the pandemic. The number of defined COVID-19 positive HIV patients is very limited even though there are approximately 37.9 million HIV-positive patients globally. Therefore, we decided to publish this study reporting an HIV patient treated for COVID-19 in our clinic.