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HIV treatment augmented by high-dose vitamin D, daily or weekly – Dec 2021

Potential immune modulatory effect of vitamin D in HIV infection: A review

Raiha Qurban a, Sharmeen Saeed a, Wajiha Kanwal a, Kashaf Junaid b, Abdul Rehman a rehman.mmg at pu.edu.pk
a Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore-54590, Pakistan
b College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia


Vitamin D is a fat soluble hormone that is majorly involved in the classical function of calcium and phosphorus hemostasis and bone mineralization as well non classical functions of immune modulation in various viral and autoimmune diseases. Both innate and adaptive immunity is aided by vitamin D. Deficiency of vitamin D is not only linked with bone and muscle disorders but it has a critical role in many infectious and noninfectious diseases. A growing body of literature suggests vitamin D deficiency in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. HIV affects 36.7 million people worldwide. Currently a valuation of 0.13 million people are infected with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Pakistan. Various studies showed that hypovitaminosis D may aggravate the disease severity in HIV patients by compromising the immune system. Calcidiol supplementation is credibly a promising adjuvant of combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) for the treatment of HIV by increasing CD4 T-cells and lowering the viral load. This review accentuates vitamin D's functions as an immune modulator in HIV, the effect of hypovitaminosis D in diseases severity, and its supplementation impact on the treatment of HIV infected patients.
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HIV treatment augmented by high-dose vitamin D, daily or weekly – Dec 2021
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Cognitive problems 2X more likely if HIV and low vitamin D – June 2019
Use of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Hepatitis-B, AIDS) requires more vitamin D – Sept 2018
Vertebral fractures 9X more likely in HIV patients having low vitamin D – Dec 2017
HIV patients helped by monthly 120,000 IU of Vitamin D – RCT Oct 2017
Those with HIV who doubled their vitamin D levels reduced their chance of death by 47 percent – Oct 2013
A gut-friendly form of vitamin D should be used for those with HIV and gut problems
   Alternately, just use 2X to 3X more vitamin D than for a person who has a goof gut

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