Navigation Links
The Deadly Duo – Why Malaria and HIV Coexist in Afric

Washington: In Africa, malaria has rendered half a billion people sick and one million dead, especially children. This continent is also grappling //with the largest number of HIV sufferers, estimated at 24.7 million in sub-Saharan Africa. The latest UN communiqué reported that 2 million people succumbed to the disease this year.

University of Washington researchers have made a valid point in suggesting that malaria and HIV are indeed 'partners in crime', for people suffering HIV have weakened immune systems, susceptible to malaria and vice versa.

Trying to evaluate the damage during the last twenty years, researchers said, the effects of the disease have translated into many thousands of HIV infections and million occurrences of malaria in just one portion of Kenya. Therefore the epidemic needs a double-edged combating strategy.

Scientists have always nurtured a hunch that the two diseases inspire one another to thrive. The new study shows how the attraction is fatal for the people living in the malaria –HIV endemic areas.

An insight into the ominous link; It is well known that HIV spreads when the virus level is high in the patient's blood stream. When a patient suffers malaria, the level of the virus rises seven times. This increased count of virus may be present for six to eight weeks. Any sexual activity during this time creates an ambient opportunity for the spread of HIV infection. Further HIV patients suffer weakened immune systems and are hence vulnerable to malarial bouts.

In the light of this connection between malaria and HIV, it is imperative to educate people about the importance of abstaining from sex for eight weeks following a malarial fever, which would considerably lower HIV spread, though researcher's are not sure if this would be a pragmatic solution.

Researchers suggest that all anti-malarial initiatives must focus on HIV patients as well, by providing them insecticide sp rayed nets and other malaria treatments, and most importantly, educate to protect themselves from the deadly duo.
SA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Smoking and Breast Cancer - A Deadly Combination
2. Latest Findings On The Deadly Disease - SARS
3. Deadly Diarrhoea Vaccine – Trail Results Promising
4. Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi
5. Imported Plants Could Deadly Harbor Mosquitoes, Says Report
6. Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager
7. Deadly abortion pill takes two more lives
8. Severe Urinary Infection Could Lead To Deadly Blood Clots
9. Hush…..A Deadly Killer on the Prowl in Rural Andhra Pradesh
10. New Vaccine To Combat The Deadly Marburg Virus
11. Smoking and Obesity- A Deadly Combination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... In response ... many who are unaware of the plight of aphasia. In collaboration with the ... “Stroke Awareness” campaign. , The link between stroke and aphasia is relatively unknown, ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Each year Standard Process Inc. ... is this year’s Life University winner of a $2,500 scholarship from ... Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge is approaching her last quarter at Life University ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... New Hampshire (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... skin care products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for ... prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, ... Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame ... in all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer ... June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these cancer survivors ... Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , May 27, 2016 ... biotechnology company focused on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology and ... Commissiong will be presenting at two upcoming investor conferences: ... Conference Center, 730 Third Avenue, New York City ... at 3:00pm Marcum MicroCap Conference   ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... May 26, 2016   Change Healthcare ... analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services designed ... entered into a strategic channel partnership with ... software solutions and revenue cycle management services ... and rehabilitation clinics to optimize revenue, operational ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... and GERMANTOWN, Maryland , May ... QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that ... with Therawis Diagnostics GmbH to develop and commercialize predictive assays ... market PITX2 as a marker to predict effectiveness of anthracycline ... "We are pleased to partner with Therawis, which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: