Dissident AIDS Database

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Neuroprotection in HIV-positive drug users: implications for antioxidant therapy.
 Shor-Posner G et al.
  “In HIV/AIDS patients, perturbations in the antioxidant defense system, including changes in levels of antioxidant micronutrients, have been observed in plasma as well as in various tissues, particularly in…drug users. Moreover, addictive drugs of abuse have been shown to produce significant nutritional alterations that can contribute to the cognitive changes observed in HIV-1-infected persons”
  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 Oct 1;31 Suppl 2:S84-8.2002