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HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children.

Bustinduy, A, King, C, Scott, J, Appleton, S, Sousa-Figueiredo, JC, Betson, M and Stothard, JR (2014) HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children. Lancet Infect Dis, 14 (7). pp. 640-649.

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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
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bustinduy, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
King, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scott, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Appleton, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sousa-Figueiredo, JCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Betson, Mm.betson@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Stothard, JRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2014
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70001-5
Uncontrolled Keywords : Africa, Child, Coinfection, HIV Infections, Humans, Risk Factors, Schistosomiasis
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:33
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828271

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