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Baffling Experts, Study Reveals HIV+ Woman Carried Covid for 216 Days, Virus Mutated 30 Times in 6 Months

Dais Newsfeed | 06/06/2021 10:57 PM | Click to read full article

The 36-year-old infected woman is a resident of South Africa.

“While most people effectively clear Sars-CoV-2, there are several reports of prolonged infection in immunosuppressed individuals. We present a case of prolonged infection of greater than 6 months with the shedding of high titter SARS-CoV-2 in an individual with advanced HIV and antiretroviral treatment failure," an excerpt of the study said.