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Recipe for Living: Nutrition and HIV

Spring 2002

This edition of ACRIA Update covers nutrition issues of importance to the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs). Even though we've come a long way in developing HIV treatments over the past several years, nutrition has remained of key relevance to the care of this disease. The ability to maintain a healthy diet can make a tremendous difference in overall quality of life.

We've tried to present the current thinking about nutrition's role in HIV care with as much scientific information as possible. But the reality is that there continues to be a lack of rigorous research on the subject. In many instances, there are no clear-cut answers on the types of nutritional interventions that are most advantageous to PLWAs. This edition of ACRIA Update presents a comprehensive discussion on what's currently available on this topic, but we recognize that there are still more questions than answers. Clearly, more research is needed in this area.

Nevertheless, we feel confident that the following discussion is among the most comprehensive available on nutrition issues of relevance to HIV disease. I especially want to the thank our Guest Editor, Anya Romanowski, Director of Nutrition Services at God's Love We Deliver (GLWD), who devoted so much of her time to making this edition of ACRIA Update useful for PLWAs and care providers. As Deputy Executive Director of GLWD, I created that agency's Education Department 10 years ago, so I am particularly pleased that ACRIA was able to partner with Anya to update our readers on this critical topic.





  
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This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. It is a part of the publication ACRIA Update. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 

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