The Fundamental Role of Bacteria and Yeasts in AIDS Progression
Cancer Research Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Vlarska 7, 833 91 Bratislava, Slovakia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vladimir Zajac
Cancer Research Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Vlarska Street 7, 833 91,Bratislava, Slovakia
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 28, 2014; Accepted Date: June 19, 2014; Published Date: June 24, 2014
Citation: Zaja V (2014) The Fundamental Role of Bacteria and Yeasts in AIDS Progression. J Vaccines Vaccin 5:238. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000238
Copyright: © 2014 Zaja V. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Currently there is considerable evidence showing that the GIT and other mucosal tissue, and not the blood, are the main site of HIV infection and CD4 + T cell loss. Earlier the pathogenesis of HIV infection has mostly been centered on mucosal viral “target” cells. In this personal view we summarize recent findings related to the role of bacteria and yeasts in the etiopathology of AIDS. Data are presented showing detection of HIV-like sequences and HIV-like proteins in bacteria and yeasts of HIV positive patients from the USA, Slovakia, Kenya and Kambodia. This pioneer view of AIDS etiopathology suggests that the aforementioned microbes bearing HIV genetic information would play an important, if not a key role, in the immunodeficiency process.