Apparent Impact of Enteric Pathogens in Drinking Water and Implications for the Relentless Saga of HIV/ AIDS in South Africa

  • Source:
  • Momba MNB, Madoroba E, Obi CL. 2010. Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.

  • Summary:
  • Worldwide there is a strong association between diarrhoeal diseases and contaminated water. South Africa is no exception. The majority of households in developing countries, the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, obtain their water from polluted and contaminated sources. Diarrhoeic pathogens have been more frequently isolated from stool samples of HIV/AIDS patients, and from their respective household drinking water, than from HIV-negative control groups. For these reasons, there are links between the quality of water, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS, despite the fact that these aspects, at first glance, do not seem connected.

  • Keywords:
  • Diarrheal Diseases Evidence Base Household Water Treatment & Storage People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV)
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