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Reducing Harmful Inflammation and Attenuating Immune System Deterioration in HIV-Infected Malian Women

Daniel Nixon and colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University in the U.S. will test the theory that gut bacterial flora (microbiome) and nutrition influence inflammation, immune activation, and HIV disease progression. The team will determine whether a safe, inexpensive probiotic bacteria oral supplement can treat an abnormal gut microbiome and attenuate immune system deterioration in HIV-infected Malian women.

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