PMID: 25940951
Title: Schistosoma mansoni and HIV acquisition in fishing communities of Lake Victoria Uganda a nested case control study
Abstract: It has been suggested that Schistosoma mansoni, which is endemic in African fishing communities, might increase susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition. If confirmed, this would be of great public health importance in these high HIV-risk communities. This study was undertaken to determine whether S. mansoni infection is a risk factor for HIV infection among the fishing communities of Lake Victoria, Uganda. We conducted a matched case-control study, nested within a prospective HIV incidence cohort, including 50 HIV seroconverters (cases) and 150 controls during 2009-2011.
Date: 1970-08-21
Year: 2018
Journal: Trop. Med. Int. Health
PMID Author: Ssetaala A, Nakiyingi-Miiro J, Asiki G, Kyakuwa N, Mpendo J, Van Dam GJ, Corstjens PL, Pala P, Nielsen L, Bont J, Pantaleo G, Kiwanuka N, Kaleebu P, Kamali A, Elliott AM
PMC Link #: EMS64543
IAVI Topics: HIV Transmission
IAVI Keywords: Fishing Communities

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