Nutrition and HIV


Jennifer Larson

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Stay healthy for as long as possible. That’s pretty much the main goal for all of us. But if you’re living with HIV or AIDS, you may have to be more deliberate about your strategies for staying healthy. A good combination of eating healthy and getting regular exercise is critical.

But let’s take a closer look at the diet angle. The American Academy of Family Physician maintains that eating a nutritious balanced diet will help slow down your HIV infection by strengthening and maintaining your body’s immune system. Your body has to work hard to keep the infection in check—and fight off other opportunistic infections that might develop. Staying well-nourished will help you achieve those goals.

Managing HIV goes beyond just taking your medications—you’ve also got to live a healthy life. These patients and physicians share how you can give your body what it needs to thrive with HIV.

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