Effect of malaria and HIV/AIDS co-infection on red blood cell indices and its relation with the CD4 level of patients on HAART in Bench Sheko Zone, Southwest Ethiopia.

04 Mar 2022
Ejigu S, Haile D, Solomon Y
Malaria and HIV/AIDS are the two most common infections in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and worldwide. HIV infected individuals in malaria endemic areas experience severe malaria episodes. The immunological basis of this clinical observation is unclear and the hematologic abnormalities such as anemia in malaria and HIV co infected patients were inconsistent from studies in the past. Ethiopia's three-fourth of the landmass is malarious and HIV prevalence is high that significantly affect RBC indices and other hematologic profiles.