It’s one thing to have an HIV-negative partner who needs to be protected from the virus, but what happens when someone’s partner is HIV positive?
The answer to that question may surprise you.
In a study published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics, researchers in Italy discovered that people who have HIV-positive partners are more likely to experience side effects when using anti-reovirus drugs.
Researchers say the drug could be used to treat some people who might not respond to existing antiviral treatments.
A man walks past a hospital in the capital Rome on January 26, 2020.
The Italian researchers found that people with HIV-Positive Partners were more likely than those without the virus to experience a range of side effects.
The study focused on a drug called mupirocin, which is used to help treat people with moderate-to-severe HIV-1 infections, including those who have been tested positive for the virus.
According to the study, people who had HIV- positive partners were more than five times more likely when taking muprocin compared to people who did not have the virus who also took the drug.
When a person who was HIV positive became HIV negative, they were four times more apt to experience the side effects, the researchers said.
Researchers said the side effect could be beneficial, but not the only way it could work.
The researchers say they are now looking into other ways to prevent the side-effects of anti-HIV-1 drugs from occurring.