Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

Pr De Simone’s Blog, a Pioneer of the Gut Microbiota

Probiotics represent a potential and interesting strategy to promote immune response against HPV and HPV-infected cells

A specific probiotic formulation might control anal HPV infection and HPV-related dysplasia in HIV-infected patients. Researchers at the University of Rome La Sapienza evaluated the potential clinical effects of oral bacteriotherapy on anal HPV infection (Human Papilloma Virus) related dysplasia in highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) HIV-infected men having sex with men (MSM). The [...]

Modulation of the intestinal microbiota to improve diabetic patients’ health

An interesting study has been presented at the annual EASD meeting (European Association for the Study of Diabetes) by a Czechoslovakian research group coordinated by Dr Kahleova and colleagues who studied how a low-fat vegan diet may induce changes in the composition of the intestinal microbiota in overweight and obese adults. The [...]

Probiotics to aid cognitive impairment in HIV patients

Even though the antiretroviral therapy is effective in suppressing viral replication and decreasing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality, most HIV-infected individuals show a high prevalence of problems related to cognitive impairment. A research group from Italy published a very interesting article on the Journal of NeuroVirology with the results of a 6 [...]

Seropositivity and protection of intestinal functions, the indisputable beneficial role of probiotics is confirmed

I encourage you to read the intermediate results of the study carried out by researchers at the University Sapienza in Rome concerning the effect of specific probiotic strains on HIV-positive patients under antiretroviral therapy. (1) As you know, this subject is of special interest to me and I had commented the first [...]

HIV-AIDS and microbiota

Seropositivity and cognitive disorders, which links and which solutions? I highly recommend reading the article by Jeannie Wraight on, as it gives a good summary on a study focusing on the relationship among AIDS/HIV, the quality of the microbiota and probiotic supplementation.* A few months ago, I commented on the [...]