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Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Co-Infection

Partnered Collections, Special Issues

HIV has been identified as one of the emerging challenges for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) control. HIV infection dramatically increases the risk of progression from asymptomatic infection towards disease (VL) and VL accelerates HIV disease progression. Whereas HIV has contributed to the re-emergence of VL in Europe in the 90's, this problem is now increasingly being reported globally, and is especially severe in some areas of Eastern Africa, in particular north Ethiopia where up to 40% of patients with VL are co-infected with HIV. The problem is also on the rise in South-America and the Indian subcontinent. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has dedicated this special collection to VL-HIV co-infection in collaboration with Johan van Griensven, Ed Zijlstra and Asrat Hailu.

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This collection is open to any paper with a primary focus on VL-HIV co-infection. This includes, but is not limited to, basic and molecular work, immunological and diagnostic studies, clinical studies, and public health aspects.

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