Clinical trial?

I am 55 years old and was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2009. I qualified as a nurse in 2011. Over time I have done some reading as many of probably have and read of a possible link between HIV medication and an improvement to MS symptoms, below are some links.

Comment: HIV drugs might help prevent multiple sclerosis, large new study suggests | UCL News - UCL – University College London.

HIV drugs might help prevent multiple sclerosis, large new study suggests

HIV infection and multiple sclerosis: a case with unexpected “no evidence of disease activity” status - PMC
Could HIV drugs help treat multiple sclerosis? | NIC...
Do Antiretroviral Drugs Protect From Multiple Sclerosis by Inhibiting Expression of MS-Associated Retrovirus? - PMC

Can I ask as many people as possible to speak to their GPs, consultants and any other health care professionals to see if a formal clinical trial can be conducted.


This theory is about ten years old now and didn’t think anything came of it. Interesting to see it has surfaced again.

Shana Pezaro

Raltegravir | MS Society

New insights into risk of MS in people living with HIV | MS Society

I believe it is older than that, I believe it surfaced during the 80’s aids crisis. People were wishing to distance themselves from anything involving the stigma of AIDS.

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For what it’s worth I tend to think that antivirals and also antibiotics could well help protect against MS on the ‘grounds’ that if you have a susceptible genome then a bad viral or bacterial infection is going to fire up your immune system and cause some ‘collateral damage’ to the patient’s Central nervous system.