Monthly Archives: August 2012

 

Early Treatment of HIV and Working

By now, the health benefits of early treatment for HIV are well established. People with HIV who start antiretrovirals before their CD4 count is low have fewer opportunistic infections, and are generally healthier and live longer than people with HIV who do not start on ARVs until their CD4 count...
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New Hope for Clearing Viral Reservoirs

Viral reservoirs are one of the biggest challenges to finding a cure for HIV. These reservoirs are cells where HIV hides out, not doing anything to draw the attention of the immune system and safe from all current ARVs. HAART can bring the detectible viral load down to zero, but...
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Yogurt with Probiotics

Yogurt is a very popular food in many parts of the world. It is made from fermented milk, and the fermenting process uses several bacteria that are normally found in the human gut. These bacteria are actually symbiotes – they are supposed to live inside of us and help us...
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Vitamin D

Many people know that vitamin D is important for healthy bones, because it helps the body process calcium. However it also plays an important role in the immune system. Getting enough vitamin D can help prevent and fight HIV and other infections. Here’s how: Part of the way the body...
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Chocolate, Green Tea and Neurologic Disorders

A new study in the Journal of Neurovirology found that epicatechins can protect against the neurological complications of HIV. Epicatechins are natural anti-oxidants. They are found primarily in unfermented tea and dark chocolate. HIV caused neurological damage is a challenge for doctors to treat. HAART is unable to stop HIV...
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