CBC: What if aspirin prevented HIV?
A simple way to limit HIV infection may have been detected by researchers in Manitoba from a well-known drug: aspirin. They conducted a study of women at high risk of infection in Kenya.
“Aspirin is known and approved. There are not many side effects, but many positive effects, “explains Julie Lajoie who participated in the study.
In this study, the experts decided to give the drug to HIV-negative sex workers to determine whether it is possible to copy their natural immunoresistance to HIV….
This breakthrough has been possible thanks to a partnership of more than 20 years between the University of Manitoba and Nairobi, Kenya. “It started in Kenya where there was a sexually transmitted disease problem. There was research, and at the University of Manitoba there was a specialist. ”
Since then, the Sex Workers Outreach Program has been established in the region.
Nearly 15 clinics are currently located in the capital. “We treat about 30,000 people. They are sex workers, but also homosexual men, people considered to be at high risk of HIV infection. “