Impact of Intestinal Parasites on Intensity of HIV Infection in Senegal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Babacar Faye,
Service de Parasitologie – Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine,
Pharmacie et OdontoStomatologie. Université Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar.
BP 5005 Dakar Fann,
Tel : 221 33 825 19 98,
Fax;: 221 33 825 36 68,
E-mail : [email protected]
Received Date: March 01, 2010; Accepted Date: March 30, 2010; Published Date: March 30, 2010
Citation: Faye B, Tine RC, Ndiaye JL, Kintega C, Manga NM, et al. (2010) Impact of Intestinal Parasites on Intensity of HIV Infection in Senegal. J Antivir Antiretrovir 1: 011-012. doi: 10.4172/jaa.1000015
Copyright: © 2009 Faye B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A study on the prevalence of common intestinal parasitic diseases with a high carriage rate within the global population in Senegal was conducted among HIV-infected persons. A systematic parasitological stool test from 150 patients HIV infected showed a low carriage rate10.6% (16/150). The following parasites were isolated: Entamoeba coli 4% (6/150), Ascaris lumbricoides 2.6% (4/150) and Trichuris trichiura 1.3% (2/150). The 31-50 age group was the most affected one. The carriage rate stood at 93.3% among patients with a CD4 T-cell rate <500/ mm3, without any significant difference compared to intestinal parasite negative patients.