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

Publication Type:

Journal Article


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


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


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.