n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - HIV infection and OTC supplements : do they really have an impact? : main topic
|Article Title||HIV infection and OTC supplements : do they really have an impact? : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Patrick J.D. Bouic|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||60 - 63|
|Keyword(s)||HIV-infection, Immune system, Impact studies and Nutritional supplements|
Many HIV-infected patients have recourse to alternative therapies freely available on the market. <br>Although marketed as immunity-enhancing herbs, not all have been clinically tested specifically in HIV disease. <br>Some therapies should be used with reservation: those which can promote inflammation should be avoided in HIV disease. <br>Due to the numerous micro-nutrient deficiencies which develop in HIV patients, balanced multivitamin intake should be encouraged. <br>Many complementary therapies can be used in conjunction with registered ARVs : the practitioner should be informed of their usage.
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