Possible Benefits of Probiotics in HIV Explored

Antiretroviral (ARV)-treated, HIV-infected individuals still have a higher mortality rate than uninfected individuals even though these drugs are the preferred choice of treatment in this condition.

During the course of infection, HIV patients develop inflammation that damages the walls of the intestines, known as the gut mucosa, allowing intestinal microbes to escape and enter the blood stream to cause a life-threatening systemic infection. The health of the gut mucosa is significantly influenced …