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Could HIV drugs help treat multiple sclerosis?

Bob

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Interesting article via "NHS Choices" re epidemiology research showing that HIV patients are less likely to develop MS...
So the next step is to test HIV drugs on MS patients...

NHS Choices said:
Could MS patients be treated with HIV drugs?" ask the Mail Online and The Independent, after a new study discovered people with HIV were almost two-thirds less likely (62%) to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who did not have the virus.

The study was prompted by the case of a patient who had HIV and MS, but stayed clear of any MS symptoms for more than 12 years.

Read full article here...
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/08August/Pages/HIV-drugs-could-treat-multiple-sclerosis.aspx



I came across this via @Firestormm