Woman’s ‘COVID-19’ turns out to be HIV: case

The 63-year-old's respiratory symptoms proved to be related to a sexual encounter three weeks earlier

A sexagenarian with respiratory symptoms who believed she had COVID-19 had in fact contracted HIV after having unprotected sex following years of abstinence, US doctors report.

The 63-year-old woman was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after her sister found her at home having trouble with basic tasks and finding words.