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HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children

Bustinduy, A; King, C; Scott, J; Appleton, S; Sousa-Figueiredo, J C; Betson, M; Stothard, J R


A Bustinduy

C King

J Scott

S Appleton

J C Sousa-Figueiredo

M Betson

J R Stothard


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.


Bustinduy, A., King, C., Scott, J., Appleton, S., Sousa-Figueiredo, J. C., Betson, M., & Stothard, J. R. (in press). HIV and schistosomiasis co-infection in African children.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2014
Deposit Date Nov 11, 2014
Journal Lancet Infectious Disease
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 7
Pages 640-649
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Additional Information Corporate Creators : Cambridge, Case Western Reserve, Liverpool

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