Sickle cell disease and HIV occur in high prevalence in our environment and share succeptibility to infections including malaria. The presence of the haemoglobin S gene in individuals in endemic areas of malaria with high prevalence of HIV may have an effect on HIV progression. The project was designed to understand how the interaction between HBS and HIV in areas of high prevalence of both affect progression of disease in either and how these may impact outcome of both conditions and to provide information that will improve the care of these conditions. Though long in incubation due to paucity of funds, work is now going on the project in collaboration with the PEPFAR unit, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja and Prof Iheanyi Okpala, Department of Haematology, University of Nigeria.
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