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Multivitamins, Minerals Latest Treatment In HIV Progression

Researchers say the daily use of multivitamins and minerals may significantly delay progression of HIV, if given during the early stages of infection.  The study, led by a Florida International University professor and published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 878 HIV-infected patients in Botswana over a two-year period, the Miami Herald reports. When that group was compared to a group not receiving the antiviral drugs, progression of the AIDS-causing virus was delayed by up to 54 percent, the study said.