Micronutrients and HIV-1 disease progression.

  title={Micronutrients and HIV-1 disease progression.},
  author={Marianna K. Baum and Gail Shor-Posner and Ying Lu and Bernard Rosner and Howerde E. Sauberlich and Mary Ann Fletcher and Jos{\'e} Szapocznik and Carl Eisdorfer and Julie E. Buring and Charles H. Hennekens},
  volume={9 9},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether nutritional status affects immunological markers of HIV-1 disease progression. DESIGN A longitudinal study, to evaluate the relationship between plasma levels of nutrients and CD4 cell counts, along and in combination with beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2M; AIDS index) over an 18-month follow-up. METHODS Biochemical measurements of nutritional status including plasma proteins, zinc, iron and vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 (cobalamin), A, E, C and folate and… CONTINUE READING


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