Examining Visceral Leishmaniasis/HIV Co-Infection In East Africa

In this post in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ (NTDs) “End the Neglect” blog, Julien Potet, NTD policy adviser at Medecins Sans Frontieres’ Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, examines the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis among people living with HIV in East Africa. He writes, “With new and better treatment strategies being validated, it is time for East African countries where visceral leishmaniasis is endemic — mainly Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya — to scale up their capacities for integrated diagnosis and treatment of HIV and visceral leishmaniasis” (12/8).