Dual Infection with HIV and Malaria Fuels the Spread of Both Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={Dual Infection with HIV and Malaria Fuels the Spread of Both Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={L. Abu-Raddad and P. Patnaik and J. Kublin},
  pages={1603 - 1606}
  • L. Abu-Raddad, P. Patnaik, J. Kublin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Mounting evidence has revealed pathological interactions between HIV and malaria in dually infected patients, but the public health implications of the interplay have remained unclear. A transient almost one-log elevation in HIV viral load occurs during febrile malaria episodes; in addition, susceptibility to malaria is enhanced in HIV-infected patients. A mathematical model applied to a setting in Kenya with an adult population of roughly 200,000 estimated that, since 1980, the disease… CONTINUE READING
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