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J Ren Endocrinol. 2022;8: e19063.
doi: 10.34172/jre.2022.19063
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Evaluation of the severity of COVID-19 in people living with HIV; a review study

Sadeq Hosseinpour 1 ORCID logo, Zahra Mohammadi Abgarmi 2, Zeinab Deldar 3, Minoo Motahhar 4, Toran Shahani 5, Masoumeh Sadat Mousavi 1* ORCID logo

1 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
2 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Iranshar University of Medical Sciences, Iranshar, Iran.
3 Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran.
4 Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
5 Department of Virology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Masoumeh Sadat Mousavi, Email: mousavi68.ma@yahoo.com, , Email: ma@skuns.ac.ir


Background: Patients with HIV infection may be at an increased risk for morbidity and mortality from the COVID-19. This study aimed to investigate the severity of COVID-19 disease in people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Methods: We conducted a systematic review of all articles and reports conducted in the Scholar, PubMed, and Magiran databases regarding the effects of COVID-19 on PLHIV from the beginning of 2020 until today.

Results: A total of 1893 articles were found. After deleting unrelated articles according to keywords, a total of 507 articles were selected, after deleting duplicate articles, 400 subjects were selected and finally, after reading the abstracts 59 studies were included in our analysis. Finally, 15 papers were selected depending on the type of review.

Conclusion: The results of the present, prevalence, severity of COVID-19 in PLWH was similar general population and this finding suggests that HIV infection not a risk factor for COVID-19 , and generally, PLWH should receive the same treatment approach applied to the general population.

Citation: Hosseinpour S, Mohammadi Abgarmi Z, Deldar Z, Motahhar M, Shahani T, Mousavi MS. Evaluation of the severity of COVID-19 in people living with HIV; a review study. J Ren Endocrinol. 2022;8:e19063. doi: 10.34172/jre.2022.19063.
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