n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Role of micronutrients in HIV infection

Volume 2005, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



More than 60% of the estimated 40 million persons with HIV / AIDS worldwide live in sub-Saharan Africa, where poverty, social insecurity, food shortages and malnutrition are major problems. In children under the age of 5 years, who live in developing countries, malnutrition has been associated with 50% of the 10.8 million deaths mainly caused by neonatal disorders, diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and HIV / AIDS. Likewise micronutrient deficiencies are widespread and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality particularly in relation to infectious diseases. This review focuses on the interaction between micronutrients and HIV / AIDS and discusses recent research findings that may have important public health implications in terms of the case management of persons with HIV / AIDS.

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