New reports of hiv and Covid-19 from New York and Barcelona

In the city of New York data has been compiled for 5 700 patients admitted to hospital with confirmed Covid-19 between March 1st and April 1st. 0,8% of the admitted where confirmed to also be living with hiv. I the city of New York approximately 1,3% lives with hiv, which suggests that people with hiv is not any more likely than the general population to contract or get severely sick from Covid-19. The outcome of the admitted patients with hiv was not reported, for the full read see: https://jamanetwork.com/journ…/jama/article-abstract/2765184

A study from Barcelona reports five people in the ages 29-49 living with hiv in a study among 543 patients admitted to hospital with confirmed Covid-19. One person was living with undiagnosed hiv (cd4 levels just north of 100) and two were living with additional underlying disease. After care, where two of the admitted were considered severe cases, four of the five were released from hospital. One person remains in hospital. The person with undiagnosed hiv, which had the lowest cd4 cell count were one of the released. Researchers underlies the need for more data and studies for older people with hiv as knowledge about older people living with hiv and Covid-19 is lacking. .
Read the full study here: https://www.thelancet.com/…/la…/PIIS2352-3018(20)30111-9.pdf

The reports confirmed what has earlier been documented by IAS and the cases with hiv and Covid-19 in China and Switzerland, hiv does not seem to be a riskfactor to contract nor develop a more severe illness due to Covid-19. However, future studies might show otherwise so take precautions and protects yourself and others. Feel free to reach out to us if you have the need to talk or want to know more.