Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV/AIDS: Reversing the neglect of girls and women

https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007025

Since the 2000s, we have known that female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is likely the most neglected gynecologic condition and HIV/AIDS cofactor across sub-Saharan Africa. To date, the global health and HIV/AIDS communities have not used the opportunity to prevent new HIV/AIDS infections through highly cost-effective schistosomiasis control and elimination in Africa. But recently, this situation may be shifting toward the better.