The Role of Diet in Managing HIV


Jennifer Larson

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Eat right, feel better. That’s a pretty good way to sum up one of the most important reasons to eat a healthy diet. Eating well can certainly contribute to a better quality of life.

If you make good nutrition a priority, you’ll also strengthen your immune system. You’ll have the energy and the nutrients that your body needs to continue fighting your human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and any other infections that might come your way. You’ll be better prepared to manage your HIV symptoms and cope with any side effects of your medications. All in all, your diet can definitely help you manage your HIV and live a healthier life.

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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