View Full Version : Canadians study K-Pax vs. regular multi-vitamins

jonathan barnett
April 7th, 2010, 01:41 PM
The Canadian HIV Trials Network is conducting a double-blind, placebo controlled randomized clinical trial of the micronutrient (vitamin) supplement K-Pax (http://www.hivnet.ubc.ca/e/trialsdatabase/search.php?function=detail&search_text=multivitamin&&trial_number=238).

This study will examine if supplementation of a specially enhanced micronutrient preparation, compared to standard vitamins, can slow disease progression or delay the start of ARVs in asymptomatic adults currently not needing nor taking ARVs. Researchers will examine the safety and effect of the supplement on participants' health and well-being over two years. This is a three-year study recruiting 218 participants from The Ottawa Hospital and participating CTN sites.I first heard of this from the folks at the New York Buyers' Club (http://nybc.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/k-pax-canadian-trial/), a group devoted to promoting alternative, if not supplemental treatment options for people with "AIDS".

The trial's outcome will be measured by cd4 response, which may be an imperfect marker. Still, it's nice to see government funded research that is willing to think outside the box when it comes to medical studies.

June 23rd, 2010, 05:31 AM
K-PAX can provide useful support for the CD4 counts of HIV(+) individuals who have not yet begun taking anti-retroviral medications.multivitamin supplement helps people with diabetes maintain good health and reduce infections.