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Vitamin A supplementation in HIV-infected adults

Vitamin A is essential for good sight, immunity, growth and development, and red blood cell production.

In HIV-infected adults, low levels of vitamin A in the blood have been associated with rapid disease progression and death. Giving vitamin A supplements to HIV-infected adults may therefore be expected to delay disease progression, however studies to date have had mixed findings. Further research is needed before specific recommendations can be made.

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Last update:

25 March 2014 13:25 CET

Category 2 intervention

Systematic review(s) have been conducted but no recent guidelines yet available that have been approved by the WHO Guidelines Review Committee

Biological, behavioural and contextual rationale


There is not yet any implementation information related to this intervention in GINA