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HIV and lower risk of multiple sclerosis: beginning to unravel a mystery using a record-linked database study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, August 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 6,062)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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12 news outlets
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3 blogs
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80 tweeters
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9 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users

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Title
HIV and lower risk of multiple sclerosis: beginning to unravel a mystery using a record-linked database study
Published in
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, August 2014
DOI 10.1136/jnnp-2014-307932
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Authors

Julian Gold, Raph Goldacre, Hubert Maruszak, Gavin Giovannoni, David Yeates, Michael Goldacre

Abstract

Even though multiple sclerosis (MS) and HIV infection are well-documented conditions in clinical medicine, there is only a single case report of a patient with MS and HIV treated with HIV antiretroviral therapies. In this report, the patient's MS symptoms resolved completely after starting combination antiretroviral therapy and remain subsided for more than 12 years. Authors hypothesised that because the pathogenesis of MS has been linked to human endogenous retroviruses, antiretroviral therapy for HIV may be coincidentally treating or preventing progression of MS. This led researchers from Denmark to conduct an epidemiological study on the incidence of MS in a newly diagnosed HIV population (5018 HIV cases compared with 50 149 controls followed for 31 875 and 393 871 person-years, respectively). The incidence rate ratio for an HIV patient acquiring MS was low at 0.3 (95% CI 0.04 to 2.20) but did not reach statistical significance possibly due to the relatively small numbers in both groups. Our study was designed to further investigate the possible association between HIV and MS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 81 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Master 7 8%
Other 7 8%
Other 20 23%
Unknown 11 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 46%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 6%
Neuroscience 4 5%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 170. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2020.
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#33
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