Alternative therapies for neuropathy.
Another study looked at the effect of a specially formulated multivitamin supplement (consisting of several pills) on reducing neuropathy pain (abstract 494). This study was a "double-blind" study, meaning that both patients and healthcare workers did not know which treatment each patient was receiving. Forty patients with neuropathy who were taking Zerit or Videx ware randomly assigned (by chance, like flipping a coin) to receive the specially formulated multivitamin supplement or a placebo twice daily for 12 weeks. Though patients taking the multivitamin experienced some pain relief the effect was small. However, the researchers discovered that the multivitamin did increase T cell counts, suggesting this type of supplement may benefit people with HIV.
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|Title Annotation:||11th Retrovirus Conference Highlights|
|Publication:||HIV Treatment: ALERTS!|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2004|
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