Posted by Tammy Grassi on 3rd Dec 2017
The 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris, France took place this year in July, 2017, attended by approximately 6000 doctors, researchers, activists and reporters.
I found it very interesting when Elisabeth Menu talks about the Microbiome - An expanding World!
The number of microbiome publications increased from 3 in 1966 to 7970 in 2016.
The number of Microbiome HIV publications increased from 0 in 1996 to 93 in 2016.
The conference talks about exciting news on advances in HIV treatment and prevention research.
Microbiota play a key role in various body functions that include physiological, metabolic, and immunological processes. Now we know that alteration in the gut microbiota can influence infectious and non-infectious diseases.In patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), even those who control their disease with antiretroviral drugs (ART), their gut microbiome is very different to the microbiome of [...]
Great blog from the International Probiotic Association on HIV study.The full study was published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences in October of 2016.They say Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) brings numerous harms, not least a dysbiosis leading to: microbial translocationchronic immune activationchanges in tryptophan metabolismThese toxic effects are felt by the central nervous system (CNS) and are poorly understood.Concerning tryptophan–an essential (not made by the body) amino [...]
Article written by Lenny Bernstein who writes for the Washington Post.The government reported more evidence of progress against HIV on Tuesday, citing an 18 percent decline in the number of U.S. infections between 2008 and 2014 and even sharper drops among heterosexuals & people who inject drugs.The centers for disease control and prevention said that the estimated numbers of [...]
What are Probiotics and Why are they Important for HIV People?Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when given in sufficient quantities, will result in health benefits. There are certain strains of probiotics that have shown to related to a reduction of inflammation and permeability both of which are of notable interest for patients with HIV. In several studies [...]