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Dirty water parasite associated with twofold increase in African ‘HIV’ infection

People with filariasis [caused by roundworm infection] compared to those who did not have filariasis had a 3.2 fold increased risk of HIV infection in the age group 14 to 25 years and a 2.4 fold increased risk in the age group 25 to 45 years. Those over 45 years had a 1.2 fold increased risk.

Is it unreasonable to think better provision of clean water would avert AIDS?

[Source: EurekAltert!]

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