Nina O Nielsen
Affiliation: DBL-Institute for Health Research and Development
Nielsen N, Friis H, Magnussen P, Krarup H, Magesa S, Simonsen P. Co-infection with subclinical HIV and Wuchereria bancrofti, and the role of malaria and hookworms, in adult Tanzanians: infection intensities, CD4/CD8 counts and cytokine responses. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007;101:602-12 pubmed
..Malaria was not associated with any of the other infections, or with CD4/CD8 counts or cytokine responses. ..
Nielsen N, Simonsen P, Dalgaard P, Krarup H, Magnussen P, Magesa S, et al
. Effect of diethylcarbamazine on HIV load, CD4%, and CD4/CD8 ratio in HIV-infected adult Tanzanians with or without lymphatic filariasis: randomized double-blind and placebo-controlled cross-over trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;77:507-13 pubmed
..Global efforts to control lymphatic filariasis by annual mass treatment with DEC may have a beneficial effect on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in areas where HIV and lymphatic filariasis co-exist. ..
Nielsen N, Simonsen P, Magnussen P, Magesa S, Friis H. Cross-sectional relationship between HIV, lymphatic filariasis and other parasitic infections in adults in coastal northeastern Tanzania. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006;100:543-50 pubmed
..These associations are likely to reflect underlying mechanisms that need to be clarified to better understand the role of co-infections in HIV pathogenesis, and vice versa...