Published in AIDS Weekly, December 20th, 2004
"Selenium deficiency has been implicated in accelerated disease progression and poorer survival among populations infected with HIV in developed countries, yet these associations remain unexamined in developing countries.
"Among 949 HIV-1-infected Tanzanian women who were pregnant, we prospectively examined the association between plasma selenium levels and survival and CD4 counts over time. Over the 5.7-year median follow-up time, 306 of 949 women died," scientists in the United States report.
"In a Cox multivariate model," wrote R. Kupka and...
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