Navigation Links
Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

Zinc-deficient children living in communities where they do not receive adequate amounts of zinc from their diet should be given supplements, even if they are HIV-infected, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other institutions.

Previously, it was not known if zinc would speed up HIV disease progression in children by increasing their viral load. Zinc supplementation is known to decrease the frequency of diarrhea and pneumonia in uninfected children. The study is published in the November 26, 2005, issue of The Lancet.

"We set out to look at the safety and impact of zinc supplements in children with HIV. Not only did we learn that zinc is safe for these children, but we also realized that this may be a low-cost intervention to reduce morbidity in HIV-infected children who don't have access to antiretroviral therapy or are not eligible for treatment," said William J. Moss, MD, MPH, senior author of the study and an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology.

The researchers completed a randomized, double-bind, placebo-controlled trial of zinc supplementation at an urban hospital in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The 96 children in the study were cared for on a monthly outpatient basis by a team of medical doctors and nurses. Parents were taught how and when to give the 10-mg zinc or placebo tablets to their child every day for six months. The children were seen at the hospital every two weeks for the first month, monthly for five months and, as a final visit, nine months after zinc or placebo supplementation began. At each follow-up visit, parents were asked about illnesses since the last visit. In addition, HIV-1 RNA in plasma and CD4+ T lymphocyte cell counts were measured one month before the study, at the first study visit and three, six and nine months after the start of supplementation.

The study authors found no increase in plasma HI
'"/>

Source:Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Women cautioned against using herbal supplements
2. Major WHO study concludes calcium supplements can reduce complications during pregnancy
3. HIV-infected adults in Botswana respond positively to ARV therapy public treatment program
4. Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries
5. New study shows benefit of early therapy in HIV-infected infants
6. Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users
7. $5.1 billion would save 6 million children
8. Genetically engineered animals help in scientific research that may benefit children
9. Bocavirus infection may be associated with pneumonia in Thailand, especially in children
10. Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children
11. Embryonic selection of sex avoids conceiving blind children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Zinc supplements safe for HIV infected children

(Date:4/23/2014)... newly coined term for novels and films which focus on ... Copenhagen shows how these fictions serve as a mental laboratory ... change and imagine other living conditions. , "Global warming ... atmosphere; it is also a cultural phenomenon in which meaning ... films we see. And there are so many of them ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 A biomedical engineer at ... highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer. His ... the National Institutes of Health (NIH). , Blood ... one of modern medicine,s absolute necessities. Without them, for ... mean transfusions are perfect, however. There,s strong evidence that ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... to behave at the dinner tablecut up their food and ... Eating Behaviors , found that when 6-10 year old children ... such as drumsticks, whole apples, or corn on the cob ... cut. "They were twice as likely to disobey adults ... Professor and Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming 2Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming 3UH biomedical engineer works to make blood transfusions safer 2UH biomedical engineer works to make blood transfusions safer 3Biting vs. chewing 2
... have determined that most types of melanoma cells can ... form of skin cancer does not conform to the ... the researchers found that melanoma tumor cells can change ... making the malignant cells a stealthy, shape-shifting target for ...
... of California, San Diego NanoEngineers won a grant from ... tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues ... methods for growing tissues that mimic nature,s fine-grained details, ... grow replacement cardiac tissues for people who have suffered ...
... Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and ... eBook collections available for advance purchase and to be ... The 2011 offerings total 439 titles spread across 24 ... between January 1 and December 31, 2011. ...
Cached Biology News:More evidence that melanoma does not conform to the cancer stem cell model 2More evidence that melanoma does not conform to the cancer stem cell model 3Nanoengineers aim to grow tissues with functional blood vessels 2Nanoengineers aim to grow tissues with functional blood vessels 3Elsevier announces the SciVerse ScienceDirect eBooks collection 2011 frontlist 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 iLab ... Michelle Detwiler as the new Director of Product Strategy. In ... as well as iLab sub-teams to guide in the development ... that iLab provides the maximum possible benefit to the scientific ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Global Record ... innovative information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the ... stakeholders, announced today the signing of a three-year ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative dental ... about dual arch impressions on its dental blog. ... blog entry serves up a list of tips to help ... by Dr. David Little as he crafts a porcelain crown ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... BioMedomics, Inc. , a Point of Care ... novel disease specific POC tests, announced today that it has ... of $690,000. The investment is from private investors and is ... of private investors has significant successful experience in early investments ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2BioMedomics, Inc. Closes $690K Round of Financing 2
... 13 Accuri Cytometers, Inc. today announced the completion ... financing included current investors Fidelity Biosciences, Flagship Ventures, Baird ... InvestMichigan! Program co-managed by Credit Suisse. Accuri will ... provide additional working and growth capital to support the ...
... University a network of tiny sensors as small as ... determined intruder. Scattered outdoors on rocks, fence posts and ... dewdrops are a completely new and cost-effective system for safeguarding ... and his Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering team drew ...
... SAN DIEGO, July 10 David Koos, Chairman and CEO ... BMSN), today said that he believes that stem cell cord ... The Bio-Matrix CEO stated that hospitals throughout the world ... banks. "Hospitals from the U.S. to India are naturally ...
Cached Biology Technology:Accuri Cytometers Completes $4 Million Series D Financing 2Accuri Cytometers Completes $4 Million Series D Financing 3Accuri Cytometers Completes $4 Million Series D Financing 4Accuri Cytometers Completes $4 Million Series D Financing 5Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you! 2Stem Cell Cord Blood 'Banking' Is Huge Global Business for Hospitals, Says CEO of Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. 2
... adapter allows the Thermo-Fast® ... AB-1000) PCR plates to ... ABI PRISM® 3700 capillary ... for information on the ...
Spectrolyse (pL) PAI kit is a two-stage indirect enzymatic assay for the quantitative determination of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor (PAI-1) activity in plasma. Sample Type: plasma...
Rabbit anti-CRSP1 (TRAP220), Polyclonal Antibody, Unconjugated Applications: Immunohistochemistry - 1:100 - 1:500...
... White lyophilized solid. PROTECT FROM LIGHT. PACKAGED ... of γ-secretase. Equipotently inhibits the release of ... 2.6 μM) and Aβ x-42 (ED ... cells stably transfected with the Amyloid Precursor ...
Biology Products: