The Role of Bacterial Vaginosis and Trichomonas in HIV Transmission Across The Female Genital Tract
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infections are both very common and are associated with increased risk of sexual transmission of HIV. There are several mechanisms by which BV and TV could affect susceptibility including inducing pro-inflammatory cytokines and disrupting mucosal barrier function. This review highlights recent advances in our understanding of how these genital conditions lead to an increased risk of HIV infection in women.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center, 1735 W. Harrison St., Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
Publication date: April 1, 2012
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