Tanzania: Infection with parasitic worm W Bancrofti increases risk of HIV

People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria Bancrofti in areas where HIV is endemic may be more likely to acquire HIV than those not infected with the worm, according to a new study in southwest Tanzania published in The Lancet. W Bancrofti causes most cases of lymphatic filariasis (phantiasis) in sub-Saharan Africa, and the authors…

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