People living with HIV in harbour landing sites of Kaberamaido district, eastern Uganda are set to benefit from an agriculture project that will enable them to grow their own food. more →
15 April 2013 | Key Correspondents
An HIV-positive child whose family does not have enough good food available is more likely to have a poor clinical outcome, researchers reported. They found that children who did not always have enough to eat had lower CD4 counts as well as higher chances of incomplete viral suppression.
12 February 2013 | Baylor College of Medicine press release
“ARVs have radically changed the picture of malnutrition most of us associate with HIV,” Alastair Duncan said. “Early data from the BDA’s DHIVA specialist group audit suggests that more than half of people living with HIV in the UK are overweight or obese, with only about one-in-nine being underweight. In fact by far the most common issues facing HIV dietitians in the outpatient clinic these days are dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis, with over 75% of HIV patients Vitamin D deficient."
26 November 2012 | British Dietetic Association press release
Although requiring further investigation, a study has demonstrated Vitamin B12 as capable of boosting the success of Hepatitis C treatment.
22 August 2012 | Hepatitis Central
Inadequate access to nutritious food is associated with increased hospitalizations and emergency room visits among HIV-positive individuals, and ensuring that patients have enough to eat may need to be a priority for the doctors and nurses who treat them, the San Francisco Chronicle says.
In a paper released Wednesday, the scientists reported that 56 percent of HIV-positive patients who are homeless or living in substandard housing are also food insecure, which is defined as a regular inability to obtain enough healthy food. The researchers looked at 347 HIV patients, all of whom live in San Francisco.
22 August 2012 | San Francisco Chronicle
High doses of vitamin D prevent fractures in older people – as long as they take the substance regularly.
05 July 2012 | Medical News Today
Started in 2008 with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID Urban Gardens Program (USAID UGP) is implemented by DAI and designed to improve the nutrition and income of women and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS through urban and peri-urban agriculture, which includes gardening and raising livestock.
29 June 2012 | Good Food World
For people living with HIV or AIDS, nutrition is a key component of any treatment plan. But living in neighborhoods where healthy food options are few and far between — with an outsize presence of fast-food outlets — eating a proper diet can prove difficult.
08 May 2012 | Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
A dietary intervention introduced before human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV)-infected patients begin highly active antiretroviral therapy
(HAART) prevents dyslipidemia that is typically associated with
treatment, research published in the March 13, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows.
07 March 2012 | Medscape (requires free registration)
A new NIH-funded study indicates that taking Vitamin D supplements can help prevent hormonal changes that lead to bone loss amongst patients taking tenofovir (Viread) for the long-term treatment of HIV.
12 January 2012 | National Institutes of Health press release