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October 15, 2010

Bone Loss and Low Vitamin D Levels Are Common among People with HIV "'Despite the low latitude and high number of sunny days of Spain, moderate vitamin D deficiency in HIV-infected patients is more prevalent in our cohort than in the cohorts of Switzerland, Netherlands and Boston, in which there should be a lower level of exposure to sunlight,' the researchers noted in an ICAAC press release.

"'Since low vitamin D has been related to increased risk of infections, of several malignancies, and with higher cardiovascular risk, studies should be carried out to analyze the impact of vitamin D on the increase of CD4 counts, and on the reduction of cardiovascular episodes, infectious complications, and malignant neoplasias in HIV-infected population[s],' they added."