South Africa: Are Those Living With HIV More Vulnerable to COVID-19? 'We Don't Know', Says WHO

[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa says it does not know whether persons living with HIV are at higher risk of being more vulnerable to Covid-19.
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