*Corresponding author:Marco Orsini, Severino Sombra University, Professional Master in Applied Health Sciences. Vassouras, RJ, Brazil. Master Program in Science Rehabilitation-UNISUAM-RJ, Rua Tavares de Macedo, 95/902, CEP 24220-215, Icaraí, Niterói-RJ, Brazil
Received: April 26, 2018; Published: May 04, 2018
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Objectives: Discuss the hypothesis of HIV infection to reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis.
Method: Non-systematic review using a Google Scholar platform of articles with the keywords: “HIV” or “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” associated with the term “multiple sclerosis” in the title of the journal.
Results and Discussion: 44 articles were used in English language for this manuscript.
Conclusion: There are few cases of patients with HIV and multiple sclerosis. The HIV infection may decrease risks of multiple sclerosis. The study of this association may contribute to the understanding of the physiopathology in inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and the use of drugs for HIV infection in multiple sclerosis.
Keywords: Multiple Sclerosis; HIV; Anti-Retroviral Agents
Abbreviation: MS: Multiple Sclerosis; CNS: Central Nervous System; EB: Epstein Barr Virus; VZ: Varicella Zoster Virus