Is there an increased risk of a more severe course of COVID-19 in HIV-positive people?

At present, there are no indications or statements that HIV infection generally increases the risk for a more severe course of COVID-19.

In Austria, too, almost all HIV-positive people have a stable immune system thanks to HIV therapy and thus do not automatically belong to the risk group mentioned above.

HIV-positive people with comorbidities (other pre-existing conditions) have an increased risk due to these (and regardless of HIV therapy) and should - like all HIV-negative people with pre-existing conditions - absolutely comply with all available protective measures!

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