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Coinfection with HIV and Tropical Infectious Diseases. I. Protozoal Pathogens

Kenneth H. Mayer, Christopher L. Karp, Paul G. Auwaerter and Kenneth H. Mayer

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 9, pages 1208-1213
Published in print November 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/522181
Coinfection with HIV and Tropical Infectious Diseases. I. Protozoal Pathogens

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The brunt of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic has been borne disproportionately by resource-poor regions of the world, where tropical infectious diseases continue to hold greatest sway. As a result, our understanding of the epidemiological, biological, and clinical interactions between HIV and tropical pathogens has lagged, compared with our understanding of the interactions between HIV and pathogens that are common in the industrialized world. Because of the current rapid expansion of HIV care in the tropics, with increasing resources being made available, an overview of the available data is timely. Tropical protozoa are discussed here; other tropical pathogens are discussed in a related mini-review in this issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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