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The Double Burden: HIV/ visceral leishmaniasis co-infection in East Africa

The interaction of visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) with HIV/AIDS adds considerable complexity to the treatment of both diseases.
Prevention of VL in people living with HIV in VL-endemic areas should be promoted and diagnosis and treatment of VL in HIV-positive patients should be scaled up.
NegDis_KalaAzar_HIV_Briefing_DoubleBurden_ENG_2011.pdf
Page updated: 28 November 2011
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