Title: Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection with accumulation of mutations in a patient with poorly controlled HIV infection
Authors: Maponga TG, Jeffries M, Tegally H, Sutherland A, Wilkinson E, Lessells R, Msomi N, van Zyl G, de Oliveira T, Preiser W.
Journal: SSRN,http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4014499: (2022)

Abstract

A 22-year-old female with uncontrolled advanced HIV infection was persistently infected with SARS-CoV-2 beta variant for 9 months, the virus accumulating >20 additional mutations. Antiretroviral therapy suppressed HIV and cleared SARS-CoV-2 within 6-9 weeks. Increased vigilance is warranted to benefit affected individuals and prevent the emergence of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants.

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Citation: Maponga TG, Jeffries M, Tegally H, Sutherland A, Wilkinson E, Lessells R, Msomi N, van Zyl G, de Oliveira T, Preiser W. Persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection with accumulation of mutations in a patient with poorly controlled HIV infection SSRN,http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4014499: (2022).