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Bacteria in Our Gut Affects HIV -- Is There a Solution? Img

Bacteria in Our Gut Affects HIV -- Is There a Solution?

While the total number of gut bacteria doesn't differ between HIV-negative and HIV-positive people, the composition of the microorganisms changes with HIV infection, according to research presented at CROI 2016.

Timing of Very Early Antiretroviral Therapy to Limit Early HIV-Related Mucosal Dysfunction Img

Timing of Very Early Antiretroviral Therapy to Limit Early HIV-Related Mucosal Dysfunction

New study results highlight that in the context of the very early window after infection, each day might be time-critical to limit mucosal damage to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

HIV in the Blood and Gut: Exploring the Differences Img

HIV in the Blood and Gut: Exploring the Differences

HIV doesn't treat all parts of the body equally -- a fact that has ramifications not just for the health of people with HIV, but also for our efforts to develop an HIV vaccine, recent research has found.

Research on Two Supplements Addresses HIV-Driven Inflammation in the Gut -- A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight Img

Research on Two Supplements Addresses HIV-Driven Inflammation in the Gut -- A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

"Gastrointestinal (GI) health is proving to be a vital, though often ignored, component of HIV infection."

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like _E. coli_, in Digestive Tracts Img

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

People with HIV may have very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could weaken their ability to stave off infections, recent research suggests.

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Probiotic/Prebiotic Supplement Combination Shows Benefits in SIV-Infected Pigtailed Macaques

Over the years, a number of small studies have been published suggesting that there might be benefits associated with probiotic and/or prebiotic supplementation in people with HIV infection. Probiotics typically comprise live microbes that play a key...

Pre- and Probiotics Could Help HIV Patients, Suggests New Research Img

Pre- and Probiotics Could Help HIV Patients, Suggests New Research

A small study involving macaque monkeys infected with SIV (the simian precursor to HIV) found that monkeys who were given a "symbiotic mixture of probiotics and prebiotics" had improved gut health and less inflammation.

What's a Fulyzaq? I Thought You'd Never Ask Img

What's a Fulyzaq? I Thought You'd Never Ask

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Fulyzaq (a.k.a. crofelemer) to treat diarrhea in people with HIV, leading Paul Sax, M.D., to ask: How useful will this drug be -- and why does it sound like an animal featured in _National Geogr...

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Approval of Fulyzaq (Crofelemer) to Relieve Symptoms of Diarrhea in HIV/AIDS Patients Taking Antiretroviral Therapy

On December 31, 2012, FDA approved Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking combination antiretroviral therapy. The recommended dose is one 125 mg delayed-release tablet taken orally two times a day, with or wi...

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FDA Extends Review for Salix Diarrhea Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has extended by three months the review date for an experimental pill to treat HIV treatment-related diarrhea, according to Salix Pharmaceuticals, the drug's maker. FDA had been scheduled to review the drug, crofeleme...