Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues

Treating Female Genital Schistosomiasis Could Help Prevent HIV Among Women, Girls In Africa, Research Suggests

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Preventing HIV through treatment of neglected tropical diseases could save billions
In a guest post, Paul Henry Brodish of MEASURE Evaluation discusses research showing that “[a]mong girls and women [in Africa], genital schistosomiasis increases the likelihood of later infection with HIV” and suggests “that treating young girls with parasitic-fighting drugs … could avert millions of new cases of HIV at far less cost than treating HIV” (6/16).