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Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Dec;11(12):1849-57.

Micronutrient interventions and HIV infection: a review of current evidence.

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  • Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. h.friis@pubhealth.ku.dk

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the current evidence on the role of micronutrient supplementation in HIV transmission and progression.

METHOD:

Literature review.

RESULTS:

The importance of micronutrients in the prevention and treatment of childhood infections is well known, and evidence is emerging that micronutrient interventions may also affect HIV transmission and progression.

CONCLUSION:

Interventions to improve micronutrient intake and status could contribute to a reduction in the magnitude and impact of the global HIV epidemic. However, more research is needed before specific recommendations can be made.

PMID:
17176350
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