Malaria and HIV/AIDS: The Impact of their Co-Infection – A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa



This book is an eye opener in the field of medical sciences, particularly on interaction between malaria co-infection with HIV/AIDS, both diseases being important in public health set ups in sub-Saharan African countries, including Kenya. The book has compared research findings carried out in other parts of the world and particularly in the sub- Saharan Africa as well as those that were conducted locally in this nation with regard to interaction of malaria and HIV/AIDS, both at the biological and therapeutic levels. This book endeavoured to determine the effect of HIV infection on falciparum malaria infection (the principal malaria species) with respect to parasitaemia and response to anti-malarial therapy in patients suffering from co-infection in sub-Saharan Africa where both diseases are endemic. The book is very resourceful to trainee students in medical and applied biological sciences as well as researchers and medical professionals.

Dr. Joel Kipkorir Kirinyet is a career biomedical scientist who has been working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in various government institutions in this country. He has a wealth of experience working on the bench and teaching medical students laboratory sciences spanning up to 31 years since 1982. He is a medical parasitologist, with a speciality in malaria. He harbours a lot of interest in interactions of parasites and other microbes including viruses. He holds both PhD and MSc in Medical Parasitology and Entomology from JKUAT, a BSc in Zoological Sciences from Moi University, HND and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from KMTC, Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently a Chief Technologist at the Department of Child Health & Paediatrics, School of Medicine (SoM), College of Health Sciences (CHS), Moi University. In 2009 he was among the team of experts who developed a curriculum for the degree programme in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BScMLS), which was approved in 2012 by Moi University Senate for implementation. Consequently, he was appointed as an Assistant Programme Coordinator in the implementation of BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Degree Programme). Currently he chairs for ASK and Exhibitions Committees of CHS and SoM, Moi University.


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