Published on Thu Aug 05 2021

Increasing Numbers of Non-communicable Disease Co-morbidities: Major Risk Factors for Hospitalization among a Cohort of People with HIV and COVID-19 Coinfection

Virata, M., Shenoi, S., Villanueva, M., Ladines-Lim, J., Barakat, L.

Study looked at 103 patients with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Hospitalization is related to host factors such as age 65 years or older with an increasing number of specific non-communicable disease comorbidities.

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Abstract

Data regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection complications among people with HIV (PWH) are expanding but sometimes conflicting. This report presents the results of a retrospective review of 103 patients at a single urban academic health center with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study showed that hospitalization is related to host factors such as age 65 years or older with an increasing number of specific non-communicable disease comorbidities, and not to HIV-attributable factors.