HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children.


Bustinduy, A; King, C; Scott, J; Appleton, S; Sousa-Figueiredo, JC; Betson, M; Stothard, JR; (2014) HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children. The Lancet infectious diseases, 14 (7). pp. 640-9. ISSN 1473-3099 DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70001-5

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Abstract

HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis both cause a substantial disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa and the two diseases often 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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 24747019
Web of Science ID: 337990800036
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2909871

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