ISNTD Infectious Thoughts

November 30, 2017

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...

November 30, 2017

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)

November 23, 2017

Pr. Alan Fenwick (Imperial College London)

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...

April 29, 2016

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.

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April 29, 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.

Recorded at the...

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