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August 22, 2007

There’s No Substitute for Meds

Researchers at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have concluded that no amount of food or supplement can substitute for medical treatment of HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. While nutrition is important for general well-being, the consensus panel of the ASSAf confirmed, good health for people living with either infection in Africa means antiretroviral therapy.

The 15-member panel, which includes nutritionists, immunologists, biochemists, and infectious disease physicians, has submitted the report to government officials and it can now be viewed online.


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