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  • Oral presentation
  • Open Access

Vitamin D and HIV: shine a light

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Journal of the International AIDS Society201013 (Suppl 4) :O42

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

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.

Authors’ Affiliations

UCLA Care Centre, 9911 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, USA