A new study found that during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic people living with HIV were less likely to die from COVID than persons without HIV. Hospitalized patients with HIV and COVID were less likely to require mechanical ventilation and were less likely to die, according to the study published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. Click here to read the article.
However, when Emma Kapan-Lewis, MD, from HIV Services, NYC Health and Hospitals, and coauthors extended the study period out to a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic they found different results. “Levels of hospitalization and overall mortality were at least twice as high in people living with HIV versus people without HIV,” state the authors. “However, among hospitalized patients, levels of mortality were comparable between people living with HIV and people without HIV.” The authors propose possible reasons for these different findings early in the pandemic and during the extended study period.
About the Journal
AIDS Patient Care and STDs is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to diagnostics and therapeutics for providing optimal care for HIV/AIDS patients. Published monthly online with open access options and in print and online, the Journal spans the full spectrum of adult and pediatric HIV disease, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and education, enabling clinicians to keep pace with the latest developments in this evolving field. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the AIDS Patient Care and STDs website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research. A complete list of the firm’s more than 100 journals and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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HIV Diagnosis and the Clinical Course of COVID-19 Among Patients Seeking Care Within the New York City Public Hospital System During the Initial Pandemic Peak