Gold Nanoparticles : A Novel Biological Approach to Target Hiv And Hiv-Associated Opportunistic Infections for Women
Globally, there were an estimated 33 million people living with HIV in 2007. In special consideration to women in India, account for around one million out of 2.5 million estimated number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Their heightened vulnerability has both biological and socio-economic reasons. Early marriage, violence and sexual abuse against women are the major socio-economic reasons of their vulnerability to HIV infection. Their biological construct makes them more susceptible to HIV infection in any given heterosexual encounter. HIV positive women are at a greater risk of depression than man, and HIV positive women with major depression go to their medical visits with less regularity, is less adherent to their treatment, have infections more likely to progress quickly to AIDS and have higher mortality rate. The present study focus on the rise of HIV and HIV-associated Opportunistic Infection (OI) in women, it is important to understand their struggles and unique issues. Moreover, study provides scope of biologically synthesized eco-friendly gold nanoparticle, incorporation of gold nanoparticles in cotton and drug-gold nanoparticle conjugates that targets HIV/HIV associated OI in women.
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