Equitorial Guinea

Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites in HIV-Positive Patients on the Island of Bioko: Its Relation to Sanitary Conditions and Socioeconomic Factors

  • Source:
  • Roka M. 2012. Sci Total Environ, July 2012.

  • Summary:
  • Gender, educational level and low hygiene were associated with intestinal parasitic infection. When comparing the two groups (HIV-positive and HIV-negative), statistical association between HIV co-infection and infection by Giardia and Entamoeba was found. The findings showed high rates of intestinal parasitic infections in HIV-positive people and in the HIV-negative group, suggesting a closer relationship between sanitary status and living conditions than with immune status.

  • Keywords:
  • Diarrheal Diseases Evidence Base Gender Issues Handwashing (Hand Washing) Journal Articles