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Combination therapy effective for HIV patients with visceral leishmaniasis

July 7, 2015

Research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests that treating visceral leishmaniasis in HIV patients with a combination therapy of AmBisome and Impavido may be more effective than monotherapy.

“[Visceral leishmaniasis (VL)] is endemic in the Indian state of Bihar, which accounts for 40% of the worldwide burden of VL. Although the prevalence of [HIV] in Bihar is considered low (0.2%-0.3%), it is one of the few states where prevalence is increasing,” Sakib Burza, MSc, of Médicins Sans Frontières, New Delhi, India, and a PhD student at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and colleagues wrote.

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