Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and coronavirus disease 2019; impact on vulnerable populations and harnessing lessons learnt from HIV programmes

A. Cordie, M. AbdAllah, A. Vergori, B. Kharono, M. Karkouri, G. Esmat

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can act as a dual prong attack against management of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); it induces harm on both individual and national levels. People living with HIV may show rapid deterioration in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection as a result of physiological or psychological vulnerability. Additionally, the spread of COVID-19—especially in low- and middle-income countries—may limit HIV control measures, delivery and linkage to HIV care and prevention. Attention should be given to pregnant women and the LGBTQI+ community for their higher susceptibility to poor outcomes. Engagement of both governmental and non-governmental organizations is encouraged for better results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100857
JournalNew Microbes and New Infections
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Community role
  • coronavirus disease 2019
  • human immunodeficiency virus
  • LGBTQI+
  • outcome
  • pandemic
  • pregnancy
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
  • stigma
  • vulnerable groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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