Monthly Archives: July 2020

Study Shows HIV-Positive People on Antiretrovirals Have Lower COVID Risk

A sweeping study found HIV-positive people adhering to their regimens are less at risk of serious repercussions from COVID-19. The study included tens of thousands of HIV-positive Spaniards who were found to face less risk of dying or getting seriously ill from COVID-19 than individuals without HIV. Researchers specifically cited the use of antiretroviral medications that include a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) backbone of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/emtricitabine (FTC) as a factor in the lower risks, according to the...