Day: January 12, 2021

People with HIV don’t have a high chance of dying because of COVID-19 once underlying health conditions are considered, investigators from America report in the online edition of AIDS. However, the study did find that, even after considering comorbidities like obesity, kidney and lung disease, individuals with HIV were more apparent than closely matched HIV-negative people to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Dr. Yousaf Hadi and his team at the University of West Virginia conducted the study with over 400 individuals with HIV and COVID-19 co-infection. It’s among the largest research on the subject so far and had a strong methodology, directly comparing hospitality and mortality rates between people with HIV and carefully matched HIV-negative controls.