Emanuela Lattuada

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Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum are frequently isolated from the cervical and vaginal tracts of HIV-negative asymptomatic women. Published data lack indisputable conclusions and doubts still exist as to whether these mycoplasmas are pathogens or mere co-factors associated with genital infections. We therefore conducted a surveillance study to(More)
We describe the clinical course of an HIV-infected patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy who took mirtazapine for his depression. After six months of therapy the clinical symptoms had not worsened and the neuroradiological image of the brain was unchanged. Further studies are necessary to determine the effect of serotonin receptor(More)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) has been traditionally associated to severe immunosuppression and described mainly in highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)-naïve patients with a low lymphocyte CD4+ count. In the last years, some cases of PML have been described in HIV patients with a higher CD4+ count shortly after initiation of(More)
Interleukin-15 (IL-15) enhances the effector mechanisms of anti-HIV immune responses and thus is considered a potential adjuvant of HIV-1 vaccine. However, there are a lack of data concerning the relationships between IL-15 expression and regulation in HIV-1-infected patients and the course of disease progression. We found that IL-15, but not IL-15Rα, is(More)
During the past few years, efavirenz has been increasingly used in the treatment of HIV1 infection. Its main side effect is a syndrome of central nervous system stimulation occurring in 40-50% of adults in the first few weeks of therapy which might be observed at increased frequency in subjects concurrently using recreational substances. We therefore(More)