Nutrition

Living well with HIV/AIDS

A manual on nutritional care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS

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Authors:
World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publication details

Number of pages: 97
Publication date: 2002
Languages: English, French, Spanish

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Overview

Few crises have affected human health and threatened national, social and economic progress in quite the way the HIV/AIDS has. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on household food security and nutrition through its effects on the availability, stability and access to food and its use for good nutrition.

Meeting immediate food, nutrition and other basic needs is essential if HIV/AIDS-affected households are to live with dignity and security. Providing nutritional care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS is an important part of caring at all stages of the disease. This manual provides home care agents and local service providers with practical recommendations for a healthy and well balanced diet for people living with HIV/AIDS. IT deals with common complications that people living with HIV/AIDS are experiencing at different stages of infection and helps provide local solutions that emphasize using food resources and home-based care and support.