Vulnerable groups at increased risk of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of the HIV population

OSF preprints
4 pages.
originally posted on: 01 April 2020 (2020), unpublished
Open Access


More recently, the COVID-19 infection is advancing fast towards different settings. Regions with a high burden of infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, and dengue including Latin America and Africa are experiencing an increasing number of confirmed cases and deaths. Since the age structure and the distribution of relevant co-morbidities varies substantially by country, the risk profile for COVID-19 could be very different in countries with high prevalence of individuals living with HIV.

Keywords: age distribution, health
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