CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit


Study: Combining Multivitamins & Selenium Delays Progression Of HIV

View Comments
SeanLee Sean Lee
Sean Lee is WWJ Newsradio 950’s Health Reporter. Visit the Your...
Read More

CBS Detroit (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates:

Health News & Information:

DETROIT (WWJ) – A new study examines whether supplements can make a difference in the fight against HIV and the results even surprised doctors.

Doctors in Florida say when they gave multivitamins – B, C and E – plus selenium to HIV-infected patients in Africa who didn’t get the standard anti-retroviral therapy, it delayed the progression of their disease, and reduced the risk of immune decline and illness.

The study’s author, Doctor Marianna Baum, says supplement therapy can make a difference in countries where many early stage patients aren’t eligible to receive medication needed to treat HIV.

“We thought that the multivitamins alone were going to be effective and that selenium alone as well as the combination,” said Baum. “And we were surprised to find only the combination was effective.”

The study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,916 other followers