Curr Trop Med Rep (2017) 4:158–165 DOI 10.1007/s40475-017-0113-7 NUTRITION (K SCHLOSSER MONTES, SECTION EDITOR) Vitamin D Status in Children Living with HIV on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy 1 1 1 Andrea Aquino & Joan Collier & Eduardo Arathoon Published online: 13 July 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract of children infected with HIV has risen dramatically in devel- Purpose of Review Vitamin D status is known to be frequently oping countries; an estimated 36.7 million people were living insufficient in non-HIV populations; however, the status of with HIV worldwide in 2015; among these, 1.8 million were vitamin D in children living with HIV has not been identified. children under 15 years of age. Of these children, one of every The aim of this review is to evaluate vitamin D status in three is on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), children living with HIV and the effects of highly active anti- which has helped reduce 60% of AIDS-related deaths in the retroviral therapy in vitamin D concentrations. pediatric population . Recent Findings It has been noted that changes in vitamin D Despite the advances accomplished with HAART, HIV metabolism can occur in HIV infection due to highly active infection
Current Tropical Medicine Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 13, 2017
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