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Mothers' Malaria Appears to Enhance Spread of AIDS Virus

Science  21 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5649, pp. 1311
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5649.1311a

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Summary

For the first time, a study of HIV-infected pregnant women has found that coinfection with malaria significantly increased a mother's risk of transmitting the AIDS virus to her baby before or during birth.

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