HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children


Bustinduy, Amaya; King, Charles H.; Scott, Janet; Sousa-Figueiredo, Jose C; Betson, Martha; Stothard, J. Russell; (2015) HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children. Lancet Infect Dis. ISSN 1473-3099

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis both cause a great disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa, and the two diseases share substantial overlap in their epidemiological characteristics. Although disease-specific control interventions are continuing,potential synergies in the control efforts for these two diseases have not been investigated. With a focus on children with schistosomiasis, we assess the risk for increased HIV transmission, HIV progression, and impaired response to drugs when given alongside HIV interventions. A new research agenda tailored to children is needed to better understand the interactions of these two diseases and the potential for combined responses.

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Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2869512

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