What that 8 cents a pill cure is I don't know. But if you eliminate the parasite then you have taken the first step of deactivating the humanity immunity reaction that was triggered by it! When you do that and the body quiets down maybe the next call for a human immunity reaction by the body goes on a normal function? As the parasite and the virus appear to be linked together? Perhaps the virus is caused by a metabolic process that the parasite has with the human body? The virus itself might be a byproduct or an offshoot of the parasites DNA! So kill the parasite and the Virus no longer replicates and then dies? The only reason that the virus causes a confused immune response is because the parasite is rendering human flesh? Hence upon CD4 attack at the immune response site there is both human flesh and parasitic flesh in the same locus? Something like that!
Schistosomiasis is also known as bilharzia.
Schistosomiasis is said to come from snails that are infected. I correlate this to the Zebra Muscle infection in the United States? And where did that come from?
"This species was originally native to the lakes of southern Russia being first described in 1769 by a German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas"
Is there a locus of aides infection worldwide around waterways?
When I was a teenager and went swimming up north with a friend and got the itch he told me that it was common. That was likely schistosomiaisis? Also the CDC needs to step up quickly and ban the sale of raw fish on restaurant menus! The horrors of the Japanese in WWII included keeping people prisoner and fileting a little bit of them off at a time to eat? I very well understand why we dropped those 2 Atomic bombs!
Per that Wikipedia article on Schistosomiasis it is treated by a single dose of the the drug Praziquantel annually. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praziquantel