Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with flatworms. At least 200 million people annually are affected with or at high risk of schistosomiasis worldwide and require preventive treatment for this disease. A genital form of schistosomiasis, where the parasitic infection causes lesions in genital areas is likely to be a major ris...
Infectious Thoughts interview with Dr. Jutta Reinhard-Rupp (Head of the Merck Global Health Institute), Dr. Amadou Garba (World Health Organisation) & Dr. Vanessa Christinet (specialist in FGS at CIRES)
Dr. Jutta Reinhard-Rupp (Director Merck Global Health Institute)
Young women and teenagers suffering from the genital form of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD), are at a four to five-time higher risk of contracting HIV when they become sexually active. Conversely, treating patients early on...
Dr. Claude Oeuvray speaks at ISNTD Coinfections 2016 about Male & Female Genital Schistosomiasis and Merck's efforts at addressing this neglected gynaecological condition with significant implications for maternal & infant health, fertility and HIV infection risk.
Recorded at the ISNTD Coinfections conference in London on April 29th 2016.
Dr. Peter Leutscher from the Aarhus University speaks to the ISNTD about Male and Female Genital Schistosomiasis, a highly neglected gynecological condition, its significant impact as a risk factor for HIV and the need for further research and operational collaborations with colleagues working in HIV and Sexual & Reproductive Health.