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Vitamin D deficiency common among patients with HIV


According to a Swiss HIV cohort study, vitamin D deficiency—defined as a 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level less than 30 nmol/L—was extremely prevalent in the spring (42% to 52%) and fall (14% to 18%) and was associated with factors such as active I.V. drug abuse and use of a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based combination regimen.