Update on Western Cape data: people with HIV have small increased risks from COVID-19
Although the published findings do not differ from those presented earlier by webinar, it is worth reading the more comprehensive data set.
And it is important that the authors have now looked at potential unmeasured confounding for the association between HIV and COVID-19 in this setting.
This article was first published online on 25 June 2020.
- Davies MA et al. Western Cape: COVID-19 and HIV/Tuberculosis. Webinar: when epidemics collide. Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. 9 June 2020.
https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-bhekisisa-website/wordpress-uploads/2020/06/94d3ea42-covid_update_bhekisisa_wc_3.pdf (Mary-Ann Davies’ presentation pdf)
- Clayden P. HIV positive people in South Africa at increased risk of dying from COVID-19: first data from country with high prevalence of HIV and TB. HTB.17 June 2020.
- Davies MA et al. Risk of COVID-19 death among people with HIV: a population cohort analysis from the Western Cape province, South Africa. Covid-19 special public health surveillance bulletin. 22 June 2020.