According to the American newspaper, “The New York Times”, researchers fear that cases of “AIDS” that are not subject to the required treatment may be a factor in the increase in the emergence of mutations on the Corona virus in the event that it enters the body of an AIDS patient, given the weak immune system of those infected.
AIDS leads to a weakening of human immunity, if the person infected with it does not undergo treatment through what is known as “anti-retroviral drugs”.
These antibiotics help a person with AIDS to keep viruses under control so that they do not affect the immune system, but if the drug is stopped, the entry of any other parasite turns into a dangerous matter, and recovery may take several months.
And when the Corona virus lives for a long time in the human body, it gets a chance to mutate and witness many mutations, and at that point, mutations appear that worry everyone and are not limited to AIDS patients only.
A 36-year-old South African AIDS patient was infected with the Corona virus, and the infection remained in her body for up to 216 days, according to the “New York Times”.
This woman suffers from a weak immune system because she did not receive adequate treatment for her.
When the researchers studied a viral sample from this woman, they found that the Corona virus in her acquired 32 mutations when it was inside her body, which means that the length of the infection carries a major risk.
“We have several good reasons to believe that some of the mutations circulating in South Africa may be directly related to HIV,” says geneticist Tulio Oliveira.
When the epidemic first appeared, South Africa recorded a high number of deaths among AIDS patients, which was expected, according to researchers.
And epidemiologist Salim Abdel Karim says, “The researchers were setting very bleak prospects in Africa, so they expected that the epidemic would lead to the elimination of the continent, but that did not happen, and the most prominent reason is that young people make up most of those infected with AIDS, while Corona infection affects more on the elderly.”
And health data indicate that a person infected with HIV becomes 1.7 times more likely to die from “Covid 19” disease, but this degree of risk remains low if compared to people with diabetes, for example.
A person with diabetes is 30 times more likely to die from complications from “Covid 19”.
Abdel Karim explains that scientists have paid attention to the danger posed by immune disorders, because they may lead to the emergence of new mutations that warn each time to return the world to square one in its war against the epidemic.