Nutrients and treatment of heart disease in AIDS

Ramón Tomás Sepulveda, Ronald R Watson

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Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are a major health threat to populations worldwide. For those burdened with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) due to HIV infection, damage to many organs can occur, including the heart. Novel therapies available that combat the retroviral infection keep the disease at an apparent stalemate; however, malnutrition and wasting are becoming central factors in the care of long-term survivors. The function of the immune system is tightly related the nutritional status of the host and is of paramount importance in AIDS patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIDS and Heart Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Pages198-206
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780203021897
ISBN (Print)9780824741150
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004

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Sepulveda, R. T., & Watson, R. R. (2004). Nutrients and treatment of heart disease in AIDS. In AIDS and Heart Disease (pp. 198-206). CRC Press.