Ethnobotanic Survey of Aids Opportunistic Infections in the Ziguinchor District, Sénégal

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Kady Diatta
William Diatta
Alioune Dior Fall
Serigne Ibra Mbacké Dieng
Amadou Ibrahima Mbaye
Idrissa Manga


HIV / AIDS infection is characterized by the reduction of the body's defenses favoring the occurrence "opportunistic" infections, as bronchitis, mycoses and tuberculosis etc. Thus, to fight against this virus, antiretrovirals are used.

The Ziguinchor district (Senegal) has a higher seroprevalence rate of 2.2% above the national average of 0.7%. It is in this sense that a survey of two herbalists, 35 tradipraticians and eight resource persons was conducted to identify the plants used in the management of opportunistic AIDS diseases because as the populations often resort to phytotherapy. 88 plants were identified and divided into 79 genera and 38 families. Some species were mentioned very more frequently and in many diseases. These are: Cordila pinnata Poir. (78%), Guiera senegalensis (73.1%), Khaya senegalensis (67%), Icacina oliviformis (55%), Terminalia macroptera (55%), Cassia sieberiana (47%), etc. Leaves and roots constituted the greatest use in the form of macerated, infused, for drinking, bathing, or fumigation, etc. The expected result during this study was the establishment of a repertory of medicinal plants used for the management of opportunistic diseases.

Plants, opportunistic infections, AIDS, ziguinchor, phytotherapy

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Diatta, K., Diatta, W., Dior Fall, A., Mbacké Dieng, S. I., Mbaye, A. I., & Manga, I. (2019). Ethnobotanic Survey of Aids Opportunistic Infections in the Ziguinchor District, Sénégal. Asian Journal of Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8(1-2), 1-10,.
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