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Gum Disease Can Lead Dormant HIV to Replicate

Gum Disease Can Lead Dormant HIV to Replicate The byproducts of bacteria in gum disease can awaken dormant HIV-infected cells, causing the virus to replicate. Publishing their findings in the journal Virology, researchers studied the effects on HIV replication in latently infected immune cells of five metabolic small-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are byproducts of two oral bacteria: Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum. In a previous study, the researchers found that that another SCFA, butyric acid, prompted a process that […]

Nail Fungus Drug Might Help Against HIV, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) — A common drug used to treat nail fungus may hold promise against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study. In laboratory research, the anti-fungal drug Ciclopirox allowed HIV-infected cells to get killed off by blocking the cells' mitochondria — their powerhouse. In addition, Ciclopirox eliminated HIV from cell cultures, and the virus did not return when the anti-fungal drug was stopped, the study authors said. This does not occur with […]

Making Sure Your HIV Care Is the Best It Can Be

We have to take responsibility in advocating for our own healthcare, for adhering to our HIV treatment protocols, and in making healthy lifestyle choices if we are going to not merely survive HIV/AIDS, but thrive as healthy, happy and productive people.  Your relationship with your doctor, including how well you talk with each other and communicate with his/her staff and other healthcare professionals affects your care and your health. A good relationship where you and your doctor share information and […]