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.

Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa

Rebecca Du, Peter J. Hotez, Waleed S. Al-Salem, Alvaro Acosta-Serrano

The Syrian refugee crisis has precipitated a catastrophic outbreak of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis now affecting hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps or trapped in conflict zones. A similar situation may also be unfolding in eastern Libya and Yemen.

Read it here:

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004545

 

Mycetoma: The PLOS NTDs Collection

Another one with Dr. Aksoy:

Mycetoma: The PLOS NTDs Collection