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Study: Drug Shared by Addicts Seems to Protect Against HIV Brain Dementia

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News April 17, 2010 @ 5:56 pm
image Morphine protects rat neurons against HIV toxicity, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have discovered - a finding they say might help in the design of new neuroprotective therapies for patients with the infection. The discovery, being presented at the annual meeting of the Society of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, also helps explain why a subset of people who are heroin abusers and become infected with HIV through needle sharing don't develop HIV brain dementia. T...

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