Easing COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

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    For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-11-30/Easing-COVID-19-s-impact-on-people-living-with-HIV-VQwSXjcP6g/index.html The world has already lost over a million people to COVID-19. But a six-month disruption to antiretroviral therapy induced by the pandemic could lead to an extra 500,000 deaths from AIDS-related illnesses unless timely action is taken. How to ease COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV? Shao Yiming, chief expert on AIDS at Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, shared his views.

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    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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    The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that infect humans. Over time, they cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.

    Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. In most cases, HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and occurs by contact with or transfer of blood, pre-ejaculate, semen, and vaginal fluids. Research has shown (for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples) that HIV is untransmittable through condomless sexual intercourse if the HIV-positive partner has a consistently undetectable viral load.

    Non-sexual transmission can occur from an infected mother to her infant during pregnancy, during childbirth by exposure to her blood or vaginal fluid, and through breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.

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