Engineered Nanomaterials as Potential Candidates for HIV Treatment: Between Opportunities and Challenges

Abd Elkodous M.
El-Sayyad G.S.
Nasser H.A.
Elshamy A.A.
Morsi M.
Abdelrahman I.Y.
Kodous A.S.
Mosallam F.M.
Gobara M.
El-Batal A.I.

Nanomaterials have received considerable attention due to their unique properties; they have high surface area compared to volume ratio, giving them superior chemical, optical and thermal characteristics. Nanomaterials have also both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In this mini review, we are highlighting valuable data about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), its relationship with cancer and its potential treatment with some nanomaterials such as silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.