Italy, Europe: First time in history, a 36-year-old man in Italy has simultaneously tested positive for monkeypox, COVID as well as HIV, as per the sources.
According to the information, scientists have reported this as the first known case of a person testing positive for these viruses all at once.
The man started to develop a series of symptoms, including fatigue, fever, as well as a sore throat, there were nine days after returning from a trip to Spain earlier this year.
Along with this, he spent five days in Spain, Europe, from June 16 to 20, during which he admitted to having unprotected sexual contact with men. On July 2, the man has been tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, according to the information.
Along with this, a rash started to develop on his left arm on the afternoon of the same day. The following day, small, painful vesicles surrounded by a rash appeared on his torso, lower limbs, face and glutes, as per the report.
By the month of July 5, the vesicles had further spread and evolved into pustules, including small bumps on the skin, at which point the man went to the emergency department at the San Marco University Hospital in Catania, Italy and was tested for monkeypox and subsequently returned a positive result.
The patient underwent repeated STI screenings as well. He tested positive for HIV-1, and the researchers concluded that the infection was likely recent, given his intact CD4 level.
The patient was returned home to isolate on July 11 after overcoming the effects of Covid-19 and monkeypox. His skin sores had crusted up and healed by this point, leaving a faint scar.