HIV and MS

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

HIV and MS

Postby Imstillstanding » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:19 am

There was a case in Australia in which a HIV positive man was diagnosed with MS. He started taking HAART drugs (Anti HIV) and his MS got better. The report refers to "sustained resolution of MS deficits". (The case was reported in a letter to the European Journal of Neurology 2011 doi 10.1111/)Is there anyone out there who has MS who is also HIV+ve and who takes these drugs. If so did the drugs help your MS symptoms?
User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:00 pm
Location: Birmingham. UK


Re: HIV and MS

Postby ScaredofMS » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:19 pm

I bet its more coincidence than anything else. Based on the reading I have done MS has its own natural path. It may seem like the antiviral drugs are helping his disease but more likely than not it is just the natural course of the disease
Family Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:20 am

Re: HIV and MS

Postby jimmylegs » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:28 pm

which specific haart drugs? tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz? (things i've never heard of until just now, thanks wikipedia!)
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
User avatar
Volunteer Moderator
Posts: 11121
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:00 pm

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Contact us | Terms of Service