Giovanni Pellicanò

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T cells reactive to self-antigens are present in the peripheral blood of patients with autoimmune diseases as well as in healthy subjects. Although T cell-response to the self-myelin antigen myelin basic protein (MBP) has been widely investigated in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, very little is known about the evolution over time of this response and its(More)
BACKGROUND Long term efficacy of raltegravir (RAL)-including regimens in highly pre-treated HIV-1-infected patients has been demonstrated in registration trials. However, few studies have assessed durability in routine clinical settings. METHODS Antiretroviral treatment-experienced patients initiating a RAL-containing salvage regimen were enrolled.(More)
INTRODUCTION Anxiety disorders are frequent in HIV-infected individuals, can pre-exist or occur during HIV infection. We evaluated with a self-reported questionnaire whether anxiety is related to HIV clinical status and therapeutic success in a cohort of HIV-positive subjects in Sicily. PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 251 patients on combination(More)
Purpose of the study Sexual dysfunctions (SD) in HIV-1 infected individuals have been associated with infection, modification of body image and HAART, mainly PI based treatment. Anxiety is common in HIV+ subjects. We hypothesized that anxiety could be a cofactor of SDs. A cross sectional analysis was conducted in a cohort of 109 HIV+ males with at least 6(More)
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