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Research Article

Effect of Genital Herpes on Cervicovaginal HIV Shedding in Women Co-Infected with HIV AND HSV-2 in Tanzania

  • Jim Todd mail,

    jim.todd@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gabriele Riedner,

    Affiliations: Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, National Institute for Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Programme, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Leonard Maboko,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Programme, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Michael Hoelscher,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinikum, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

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  • Helen A. Weiss,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Eligius Lyamuya,

    Affiliation: Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • David Mabey,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Mary Rusizoka,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Programme, Mbeya, Tanzania

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  • Laurent Belec,

    Affiliations: Laboratoire de Microbiologie, hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Université Paris Descartes (Paris V), Paris, France

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  • Richard Hayes

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 13, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059037

About the Authors

Jim Todd, Gabriele Riedner, Helen A. Weiss, David Mabey, Richard Hayes
Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Gabriele Riedner, Leonard Maboko, Mary Rusizoka
National Institute for Medical Research - Mbeya Medical Research Programme, Mbeya, Tanzania
Michael Hoelscher
Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Klinikum, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Eligius Lyamuya
Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Laurent Belec
Laboratoire de Microbiologie, hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Laurent Belec
Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, Université Paris Descartes (Paris V), Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: jim.todd@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GR MH DM RH LB. Performed the experiments: GR MR LM EL. Analyzed the data: GR JT HW RH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LB ES EL MH. Wrote the paper: JT GR RH HW.