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Figure 10 | Parasites & Vectors

Figure 10

From: The role played by alternative splicing in antigenic variability in human endo-parasites

Figure 10

The overlap in the geographical location of high HIV prevelance and parasitic diseases. The above maps of South America and Africa show the prevelance of HIV infection (A) and the occurrence of the parasitic infections by T. cruzi and T. brucei (B); malaria causing Plasmodium species (C) and Schistosoma parasites (D). These maps demonstrate that there is a geographical overlap amongst these infection. This implies that the increase in HIV prevelance observed in these areas may partly be due to the effect these paerasites have on host immunity.

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