HIV viral load and response to antileishmanial chemotherapy in co-infected patients.

@article{Berhe1999HIVVL,
  title={HIV viral load and response to antileishmanial chemotherapy in co-infected patients.},
  author={Nega Belay Berhe and Dawit Wolday and Asrat Hailu and Yodit Abraham and Adel Ali and Teshome Gebre-Michael and Philippe Desjeux and Anders S{\"o}nnerborg and Hannah Akuffo and Sven Britton},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 14},
  pages={1921-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether clearance of Leishmania parasites from tissue aspirate smears in patients with HIV and visceral leishmaniasis (VL) co-infection treated with pentavalent antimonials is influenced by initial HIV viral load and to assess the effect of active VL on HIV viral load and replication in vivo. METHODS Leishmania parasites were identified in Giemsa-stained smears prepared from tissue aspirates. Parasite index was determined by quantifying Leishmania donovani bodies in… CONTINUE READING