Randomized Trial of Vitamin Supplements in Relation to Vertical Transmission of HIV‐1 in Tanzania

  title={Randomized Trial of Vitamin Supplements in Relation to Vertical Transmission of HIV‐1 in Tanzania},
  author={Wafaie W. Fawzi and Genard Msamanga and David J. Hunter and Ernest J.N. Urassa and Boris Renjifo and Davis Mwakagile and Ellen Hertzmark and Jenny Coley and Miriam Garland and Saidi Kapiga and Gretchen Antelman and Max Essex and Donna Spiegelman},
  journal={JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes},
Background: Observational studies suggest that poor nutritional status among HIVinfected pregnant women is associated with a higher risk of vertical transmission of HIV. Methods: We randomized 1083 pregnant women infected with HIV‐1 in a doubleblind, placebo‐controlled trial to examine the effects of supplements of vitamin A and/or multivitamins (excluding vitamin A) using a 2‐x‐2 factorial design. We report the effects of the supplements on HIV infection defined using polymerase chain reaction… 

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Findings from randomized, controlled trials suggest that supplements of vitamin A or other vitamins are unlikely to have an effect on vertical transmission during pregnancy or the intrapartum period, and the effect of other nutrient supplements, such as zinc and selenium, is unknown.

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Multivitamin supplementation improves hematologic status in HIV-infected women and their children in Tanzania.

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Micronutrient Supplementation Increases Genital Tract Shedding of HIV-1 in Women: Results of a Randomized Trial

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