Micronutrient supplementation for HIV-infected women during pregnancy
Micronutrient deficiencies are particularly common during pregnancy due to increased nutrient requirements. These deficiencies are also known to further compromise the health of women infected with HIV/AIDS. Giving multiple micronutrient supplements to HIV-infected pregnant women may therefore be expected to improve the health of both the mother and baby.
Available evidence shows that multiple micronutrient supplements offer some benefits and are safe for pregnant women with HIV. However, further research is needed to build the evidence base and make recommendations on whether or not to provide multiple micronutrients to HIV-infected pregnant women.
Status: guidelines not currently available