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Helminth infection is not associated with faster progression of HIV disease in coinfected adults in Uganda.

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BACKGROUND: We studied a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults in Uganda who were not receiving antiretroviral therapy, to explore the impact of helminths on HIV progression in areas where antiretrovirals are not available. METHODS: A total of 663 patients were screened for helminths, treated presumptively with albendazole and selectively with praziquantel, and monitored for 6 months. Blood samples were analyzed for CD4+ cell count and HIV-1 RNA. RESULTS: Schistosoma ma...

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10.1086/425042

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
Host title:
The Journal of infectious diseases
Volume:
190
Issue:
10
Pages:
1869-1879
Publication date:
2004-11-01
Event location:
United States
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EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899

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