'Potable water use decreases diarrhoea in HIV patients'

Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The use of potable water decreases diarrhoea by 30% in HIV patients, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported Tuesday, quoting a report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

ANGOP said the report indicated that a combination of preventive measures through the use of cotrimoxazole, anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) could help to reduce substantially the incidence of malaria in adults living with HIV.

The document also stated that random tests conducted showed the reduction of malaria by  50% and 17% in all causes of child mortality.

It also said that the combination of cotrimoxazole, ART and ITNs reduced the incidence of
malaria in 95% in a study conducted in Uganda.

It said the distribution of latex condoms caused an additional protection rate of 80% to 90%, providing protection from several sexually-transmitted diseases.
-0- PANA ANGOP/VAO 9Aug2011


09 august 2011 11:53:09




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