HIV and Malaria
According to the World Health Organisation:
Malaria and HIV are two of the most devastating global health problems of our time. Together they cause more than 4 million deaths a year. Both are diseases of poverty, and both are causes of poverty. To a considerable extend, both are concentrated in the same geographical regions. The resulting co-infection and interaction between the two diseases have major public health implications.
* HIV-infected people must be considered particularly vulnerable to malaria;
* Antenatal care needs to address both diseases and their interactions;
* Where both diseases occur, more attention must be given to specific diagnosis for febrile patients.