Association between genital schistosomiasis and HIV in rural Zimbabwean women

  title={Association between genital schistosomiasis and HIV in rural Zimbabwean women},
  author={E. Kjetland and P. Ndhlovu and E. Gomo and T. Mduluza and N. Midzi and L. Gwanzura and P. Mason and L. Sandvik and H. Friis and S. Gundersen},
  • E. Kjetland, P. Ndhlovu, +7 authors S. Gundersen
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • AIDS
  • Objective:To determine the association between female genital Schistosoma haematobium infection and HIV. Design and methods:A cross-sectional study with a 1-year follow-up. Gynecological and laboratory investigations were performed for S. haematobium and HIV. Sexually transmitted infections, demographic and urogenital history were analysed as confounders. The participants were 527 sexually active, non-pregnant, non-menopausal women between the ages of 20 and 49 years. The setting was a rural… CONTINUE READING
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