Published in AIDS Weekly, July 3rd, 2006
According to a recently published study from Brazil, "Retinol deficiency is quite frequent in the population of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. Serum retinol levels of less than 1.05 mc mol/L determine a 3.5 to 5 times higher death risk.
"However, studies evaluating the efficacy of retinol supplementation in HIV-seropositive individuals have reported conflicting results. The World Health Organization recommends the treatment of vitamin A deficiency in seropositive individuals in the same manner as for seronegative individuals, but...
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