Vitamin A deficiency and the acute phase response among HIV-1-infected and -uninfected women in Kenya.

@article{Baeten2002VitaminAD,
  title={Vitamin A deficiency and the acute phase response among HIV-1-infected and -uninfected women in Kenya.},
  author={Jared M Baeten and R Scott McClelland and Barbra Ann Richardson and Daniel D. Bankson and Ludo Lavreys and Mark H. Wener and Julie M Overbaugh and Kishorchandra N. Mandaliya and Jeckoniah O. Ndinya-Achola and Job Joab Bwayo and Joan K. Kreiss},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={243-9}
}
Among HIV-1-infected individuals, vitamin A deficiency has been associated with faster disease progression and greater infectivity in observational studies, but randomized clinical trials have shown no effect of vitamin A supplementation. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 400 HIV-1-infected and 200 HIV-1-uninfected women in Mombasa, Kenya to examine the relations between vitamin A deficiency (serum retinol <30 microg/dL) and HIV-1 status, HIV-1 disease stage, and the acute phase response… CONTINUE READING

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