HIV and The Gut Microbiome: Prebiotics and Probiotics

In the previous article, I introduced the microbiome. To review, recall that our bodies are essentially a reservoir of billions, even trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms (viruses, fungi, parasites). They are essential to helping us stay healthy. Disease occurs when harmful organisms invade our bodies (e.g. influenza, malaria, hepatitis C, Staphylococcus). The microbiome refers to the diversity of microorganisms associated with a specific organ at a specific time.