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Mindfulness meditation slows progression of HIV, study shows

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News: Researchers at UCLA report that the practice of mindfulness meditation stopped the decline of CD4 T cells in HIV-positive patients suffering from stress, slowing the progression of the disease. The study was just released in the online edition of the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. “This study provides the first indication that mindfulness meditation stress-management training can have a direct impact on slowing HIV disease progression,” said lead study author David Creswell, a research scientist at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA. Read more here.

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Comment from Cory
Time: July 25, 2008, 10:15 am

Awe… they took it down already. I was really intrigued just by the headline too. Oh well, the article was probably just going to tell me something I already knew anyway: Meditation is good for you! :-D


Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: July 25, 2008, 3:13 pm

Hi Cory,

We found another source for the same article — hopefully this one is longer lasting.

All the best,

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