Multivitamin regimen said to slow AIDS virus in women

06/30/2004 | MSNBC

A study of women conducted in Tanzania indicates a daily multivitamin tablet may slow the progress of the HIV virus, allowing doctors to delay treatment. The test of 1,078 pregnant women found multivitamins containing vitamins B, C and E also may reduce AIDS symptoms, but there were indications vitamin A may counteract the benefits of the other supplements. More research is needed to discern whether vitamins will help those with advanced stages of AIDS.

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