Vitamin A, β-carotene, and mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Charles B. Stephensen

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The role of maternal vitamin A supplements in decreasing the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission has been examined in sub-Saharan Africa. Overall, there is no reduction in either mortality or HIV transmission in two recent studies. Contrary to expectations, one study reported an increased risk of transmission using vitamin A plus β-carotene supplements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalNutrition Reviews
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • β-carotene
  • HIV
  • Pregnancy
  • Transmission
  • Vitamin A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science


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