The effects of chikungunya virus infection on people living with HIV during the 2014 Martinique outbreak

To best of the researchers understanding, the research provides the first description of clinical manifestations of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection in patients living with HIV (PLHIV). While CHIKV infection is a public health problem because of the debilitating chronic forms, the study describes the absence of severe evolution of CHIKV in PLHIV. CHIKV induced a transient absolute lymphopenia with no clinical consequence, without change of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells proportions, and without any virological impact in treated patients. PLOS ONE

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