Both parasitic worms (heminths) and HIV-1 have major implications for their host due to the longevity of the infection and the extensive affect these pathogens have on our immune system. The complex pathogen interactions in co-infected individuals make it difficult to determine the effect one pathogen has on the other, which is reflected by the contradictions reported in epidemiological studies. To gain a greater insight into this interaction, Emily Mouser studies HIV-1 infection in cells of the human immune system that have been pre-exposed to specific helminth antigen mixtures, comparing them to unexposed cells.
E.E.I.M. Mouser: Parasitic Helminths and HIV-1 Infection: the Effect of Immunomodulatory Antigens.
Prof. B. Berkhout
Prof. W.A. Paxton
Dr E.C. de Jong
Dr G. Pollakis
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