Zim Research Finds Correlation Between HIV and Bilharzia

MEN and women with bilharzia are more vulnerable to HIV and AIDS, a Zimbabwean researcher says. By Patricia Mashiri in Victoria Falls Presenting his findings at a stakeholders feedback meeting on the results of the impact assessment round six of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Schistosomiasis (SCH) and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (Sth) in Victoria Falls, Director of National Institution of Health Research, Professor Nicholas Midzi said people with Bilharzia have a high chance of contracting HIV/AIDS. “We engaged 570 reproductive women and observed that more than 40% of them who…

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