PREVALENCE OF HIV INFECTION IN CARRIERS OF PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM IN BOBO-DIOULASSO, BURKINA FASO
J-B. Ouédraogo, S.O. Coulibaly, H.O. Zampa, G. Soula, F. Veas, A.R. Gbary & T.R. Guiguemdé
Malaria remains the major cause of morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in Burkina. Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is epidemic here. In Burkina Faso the seroprevalence of HIV infection is 6% among the general population and reaches 36.6% in TB patients and 45 % amongst prostitutes. The prevalence of malaria can reach 80% during the period of maximum transmission, i.e., between May and October.
The Malaria Chemoresistance Reference Centre (CRCP) maintains a reference library of sera with the aim of malaria chemoresistance monitoring. These are the sera of all malarial subjects having undergone in vitro chemosensitivity testing between 1989 and 1993 and which have been made use of in this study. The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of HIV among malarial subjects in the region of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
KEY WORDS: HIV, Malaria, Parasitic density, Antisporozoites antibodies
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