COVID-19 in a Patient Newly Diagnosed with AIDS: Asymptomatic Disease

  • Manuel Serrano Martins Department of Internal Medicine, Torres Vedras Unit, West Hospital Center, Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Fabiana Pimentel Department of Internal Medicine, Torres Vedras Unit, West Hospital Center, Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Wildemar Costa Department of Internal Medicine, Torres Vedras Unit, West Hospital Center, Torres Vedras, Portugal
  • Claudia Fernandes Department of Infectious Diseases, Torres Vedras Unit, West Hospital Center, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Keywords

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, HIV, AIDS, immunosuppression

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed new challenges to scientific community. It’s behaviour and outcomes in people living with HIV is not yet well studied. We report a case of a 34-year-old-male with a newly diagnosed HIV infection stage 4 and asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although immunocompromised patients are classified as a high risk group for developing severe COVID-19, HIV related immunosuppression may have a protective role.

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  • Published: 2021-01-22

    Issue: Vol 8 No 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Serrano Martins M, Pimentel F, Costa W, Fernandes C. COVID-19 in a Patient Newly Diagnosed with AIDS: Asymptomatic Disease. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002204.