Parasitic worms may hold key to cutting spread of HIV: researchers

By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A parasitic worm which affects millions of the world’s poorest people may hold an important but little-known key to cutting the spread of HIV, researchers said ahead of a conference on the issue in London. Schistosomiasis affects at least 250 million people. It is caused by parasitic worms, picked up in infested waters, which drill through people’s skin and lay eggs in their bodies.
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