n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Doubts about the value of nutritional supplementation in HIV : AIDS briefs

Volume 28, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Two studies have cast doubt on the value of nutritional supplements for patients with HIV. The first study, published in the 1 July edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases, showed that the provision of nutritional support has only modest benefits for HIV-positive adults without severe wasting. A separate study conducted among HIV-positive children in Uganda, and published in the Journal of the, showed that doubling doses of vitamins and minerals did not affect disease progression or boost weight or CD4 cell count.

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