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The optimum treatment regime for such people should focus on slowing the progression of the disease. This includes activities that reduce stress, promote the adoption of healthy lifestyles including proper nutrition, in particular micronutrients that enhance the immune system, cessation of unhealthy habits (e.g. smoking, alcohol, drug-use) and prophylaxis of preventable opportunistic infections.
The pathological basis of AIDS is a dysfunctional immune system clinically indicated by abnormally low levels of white blood cells. Micronutrients are essential for blood cell formation, including white blood cells. Of particular importance are: vitamin B-3, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, vitamin C, folic acid and iron. Moreover, there were no less than nine noble prizes awarded for the discovery of the health benefits of vitamins, most notably their impact on enhancing the immune system.
ARVs have limited ability to restore a patient’s immune system. By contrast, micro-nutrients have been shown to have immune restoring and disease retarding potential [see e.g. Kaiser et al., Journal of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (2006); 42: 523-528; Jariwalla et al., Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine(2008) 14(2): 139-146; Muller et al., European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2000); 30:905-914; Look et al., European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1998); 28: 389-397; Akerlund et al., European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (1996); 50: 457-461; and Fuchs et al., Arzneimittel-Forschung (1993); 43:1359-62].
The median time of progression from HIV infection to AIDS has been estimated by reputable research at nine to ten years. In this period, multivitamins and micronutrients are better for the treatment of HIV than ARVs. Use of ARVs in this period, before the progression to AIDS, runs the risk that patients who would otherwise live for an average of 9 to 10 years without developing AIDS will develop much sooner a drug-induced form of immune deficiency that is indistinguishable from (and as deadly as) AIDS.
Without micronutrients and vitamins, life is not possible and without an optimum daily supply of micronutrients and vitamins in the form of either adequate nutrition or supplementation the metabolism of cells and the immune system generally is impaired and optimum health is impossible.