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Vitamin D and HIV: shine a light

Over the past several years there has been growing interest in the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in both the general population and among people living with HIV infection. Vitamin D deficiency in the setting of HIV infection is likely multi-factorial with contributions from environmental factors as well as possible associations with HIV therapy. This lecture will highlight recent data on the prevalence and possible consequences of vitamin D deficiency in the setting of HIV with a focus on the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and HIV disease progression and possible metabolic and inflammatory consequences of chronic vitamin D deficiency. Finally, the talk will attempt to shine a light on areas for further investigation.

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Currier, J. Vitamin D and HIV: shine a light. JIAS 13, O42 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1186/1758-2652-13-S4-O42

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • General Population
  • Environmental Factor
  • Infectious Disease
  • Inflammatory Consequence