Could having HIV actually decrease a patient’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis by 75-85%? Barts and The London Neuroimmunology Group’s blog, Multiple Sclerosis Research, posts reviews of the latest research on multiple sclerosis. A recent post looked at HIV and MS research noting that a male patient with multiple sclerosis and HIV went symptom-free from multiple sclerosis for 12 years. Could it be the medication for HIV that stopped the progression of MS? If so, it could be a breakthrough for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Researchers also looked at the risk of developing MS if a patient was on HIV medication and found the risk significantly lower by 75-85%. Though both the Danish and UK did similar research based on these ideas, sample sizes were simply too small to draw significant conclusions at this time.
Check out the research and the very informative blog, Multiple Sclerosis Research: Bart and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at: http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.com.