Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 2

The Challenge of Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in HIV Patients

Stefani Panayiotou*

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Cyprus, Athens, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Stefani Panayiotou, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Cyprus, Athens, Greece.

Received: November 26, 2019; Published: January 01, 2020


  HIV disease is a frequent infection, whose number of individuals living with it worldwide exceeds 37 million [1]. Among the lots of complications which it causes are gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders [2]. More than 50% of all HIV patients had reported gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during their disease [3,4].

  HIV and gastrointestinal system appears to have a relation. The gastrointestinal tract has a primary role in pathogenesis of HIV infection [5]. Studies have shown that GI system is a main site of HIV replication and CD4 T-cell death [6]. During the infection there is considerable reduction of CD4 T-cells within the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) [7].



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Citation: Stefani Panayiotou. "The Challenge of Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in HIV Patients".Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.2 (2020): 01-03.

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