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[Comment] No more neglect of helminths and HIV

Helminths are parasitic worms that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and cause chronic disease in a quarter of the global population.1 Helminth infections, such as lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and intestinal nematodiases, are classified by WHO as neglected tropical diseases.2 For years, these neglected tropical diseases have received minimal global attention and less than 1% of global research funding.3