HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children

Bustinduy, A., King, C., Scott, J., Appleton, S., Sousa-Figueiredo, J. C., Betson, M. and Stothard, J. R. (2014) HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 14(7), pp. 640-649. (doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70001-5) (PMID:24747019)

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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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Dr Janet
Authors: Bustinduy, A., King, C., Scott, J., Appleton, S., Sousa-Figueiredo, J. C., Betson, M., and Stothard, J. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Lancet Infectious Diseases
Publisher:The Lancet Publishing Group
ISSN:1473-3099
ISSN (Online):1474-4457
Published Online:17 April 2014

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