United Republic Of Tanzania
Eduardo Villamor, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Nutrition
Thrasher Research Fund
Dates of Research:
March 1, 2007 — February 28, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine whether daily oral zinc supplementation to HIV-infected Tanzanian preschool children reduces diarrheal and respiratory morbidity, delays HIV disease progression, and improves growth. The primary and secondary outcome measures include morbidity from respiratory and diarrheal infections, HIV disease progression and growth in height and weight respectively. The study will examine HIV infected girls and boys between the ages of 6 weeks to 60 months presenting at HIV treatment in clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.