(ORDO NEWS) — A resident of South Africa has been a carrier of the HIV virus since birth. She had been sick with coronavirus for 9 months. Specialists after a thorough diagnosis established the presence of 21 mutations that were present in her body.
The experts said that a woman who is 22 years old suffers from a progressive uncontrolled HIV infection. She was infected with SARS-CoV-2 beta and had been ill for 9 months. During all this time, he managed to accumulate quite a lot of various mutations.
It is also reported that the first positive test for covid was received at the beginning of 2021. In September, the woman was sent to a Cape Town hospital, where she tested positive again. It turned out that since the moment of infection, she continued to get sick.
It was possible to confirm this with the help of a study conducted by specialists. A resident of South Africa was able to finally overcome the coronavirus at the end of autumn 2021. The experts also added that since January, the woman faced problems related to adherence to the HIV treatment regimen.
In order to solve the problem, antiretroviral therapy was carried out. Due to this, it was possible to strengthen the immune system, and then the treatment of the coronavirus itself began, which took about 9 weeks.
The researchers emphasized that this case once again proves that in the body of people with an uncontrolled type of HIV infection, numerous SARS-CoV-2 mutations can develop.
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