People with HIV more likely to die of Covid-19
And a Covid-19 patient with uncontrolled diabetes is far more likely to die than an individual with HIV, the Western Cape health department says
People with HIV are almost three times more likely to die if they contract the coronavirus than those with no co-morbidities, irrespective of whether they are taking anti-Aids drugs, an analysis of SA data shows.
The finding was made by the Western Cape department of health, which oversees medical services in the province with about two-thirds of SA’s almost 53,000 confirmed coronavirus infections. It considered almost 13,000 cases, including 435 deaths, to produce what it says is the first analysis of the interplay between HIV/Aids and Covid-19...