This study examined the effects of multivitamin and vitamin A supplements on the body weight of immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected pregnant women. 1075 pregnant, HIV-positive women were given multivitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and vitamins B-6, B-12, C, and E), vitamin A, multivitamins including vitamin A, or no supplementation on a daily basis. Weight was determined monthly until the end of pregnancy. The results showed that multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy supported normal weight gain among HIV-infected women. Further details can be found in the study.


Eduardo Villamor, Gernard Msamanga, Donna Spiegelman, Gretchen Antelman, Karen E Peterson, David J Hunter, Wafaie W Fawzi


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