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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
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PARKER, A et al. HIV and SARS-CoV-2 co-infection: The diagnostic challenges of dual pandemics. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2020, vol.110, n.6, pp.1-3. ISSN 2078-5135.

The first critically ill patient admitted to our hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, during the COVID-19 pandemic was co-infected with HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) and other respiratory opportunistic infections share many clinical features with severe COVID-19. Our understanding of the nuances of co-management of HIV and COVID-19 is evolving. We describe the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges presented by this case.

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