HIV infection & microbiota diversity and quality: how HIV modify gut microbiota?

DubourgGut microbiota modifications occurring during HIV infection have recently been associated with inflammation and microbial translocation. However, discrepancies between studies justified a comprehensive analysis performed on a large cohort.

During his presentation, during Grégory Dubourg, from University of Marseille, France will discuss about HIV and Microbiota. According Dr Dubourg "Next-generation sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was applied to the faecal microbiota of 31 HIV-infected patients and compared to healthy controls. Sera were used to test the presence of 25 markers of inflammation and/or immune activation. Diversity was significantly reduced in HIV individuals when compared to the controls and was not restored by ART.  [...]

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