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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 99, No. s1, 2004, pp. 93-95
Bioline Code: oc04093
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 99, No. s1, 2004, pp. 93-95

 en Interactions between Schistosomiasis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Western Kenya
W Evan Secor; Diana MS Karanja & Daniel G Colley

Abstract

For the past ten years, we have been exploring the relationship between schistosomiasis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and how coinfection with both agents may affect the pathology and progression of each infection. To date, given the systems we have examined, the effects of HIV-1 on schistosomiasis have been more profound than the effects of schistosomiasis on HIV-1 progression. Additional key questions with important public health implications remain unanswered, but hopefully not unanswerable.

Keywords
schistosomiasis - human immunodeficiency virus - Kenya

 
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