Publication
Title
Malaria and HIV : a silent alliance
Author
Abstract
HIV and malaria are leading causes of morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, Abu-Raddad and colleagues explored the synergy between these diseases through a mathematical model that included all documented interactions. It emerges from the model parameter inputs that concomitant infection of both HIV and malaria fuels the spread of both diseases. For the first time, it is shown that, according to the model, transient but repeatedly elevated HIV viral loads due to recurrent co-infections, such as malaria, can also influence and increase HIV prevalence. Probably, these results are conservative and the true impact of the interaction could be even more important.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Trends in parasitology. - London
Publication
London : 2007
ISSN
1471-4922
Volume/pages
23:10(2007), p. 465-467
ISI
000250457600003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publication type
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 25.06.2017
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