The role of coinfections in HIV epidemic trajectory and positive prevention: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 25, Issue 13, p.1559-73 (2011)

Keywords:

2011, Adult, AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Center-Authored Paper, Herpes Genitalis, HIV Infections, Humans, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Viral Load

Abstract:

Recurrent or persistent coinfections may increase HIV viral load and, consequently, risk of HIV transmission, thus increasing HIV incidence. We evaluated the association between malaria, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and tuberculosis (TB) coinfections and their treatment on HIV viral load.