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Selected Resources

Spring 2002

Information on Nutrition and HIV

AIDS Nutrition Services Alliance (ANSA)
Fact sheets on nutrition and HIV, plus links to nutritionists and other nutrition sites.

AIDS Project Los Angeles Nutrition & HIV Program
Includes monthly calendar of nutrition classes, nutrition resources list, food and medication interactions, and statements by Dietitians in AIDS Care.
(213) 201-1611 or (213) 201-1556

AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS): Nutrition and Food Safety
Online information on nutrition, food safety and dietary supplements.

American Dietetic Association and Dieticians of Canada
Position paper on nutrition intervention in the care of persons with HIV infection.

The Body's Nutrition Page

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
"A Practical Guide to Nutrition for Persons Living With HIV"

Direct Access Alternative Information (DAAIR Buyer's Club)
31 E. 30th Street, Suite 2A, New York, NY 10016 (212) 725-6994

Food and Nutrition Information Center
AIDS/HIV nutrition topic page.

GMHC (Gay Men's Health Crisis)
Nutrition and HIV information written by GMHC Nutritionists.
The Tisch Building, 119 West 24 Street, New York, NY 10011
1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692) or in New York City: (212) 807-6655

HIV Nutrition Resources
Links to nutrition articles and other sites on nutrition and HIV.
Maintained by HIV Resources, Inc.

Jennifer Jensen's Nutrition Power Headquarters
Check out the Nutrition Power Q & A section.
A little kooky but contains some useful discussions on a variety of topics (different foods, supplements, and deficiencies).

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
An organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
Check out their publications section.

New Mexico AIDS InfoNet
Nutrition Fact Sheet

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Eating Defensively: Food Safety advice for Persons with AIDS.!eatdef.html

Newsletters on Nutrition and HIV

Nutrition News
Momentum AIDS Project's site on nutrition.

Nutrition for Healthy Living
Online Newsletter providing information on Nutrition and HIV.
Maintained by Tufts University Med School.

University of Michigan HIV/AIDS Treatment Program
Nutrition newsletter online for people living with HIV. Includes recipes.

Positive Health News
Site includes old editions of newsletter, support info, and chat rooms.
Keep Hope Alive, PO Box 27041, West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 548-4344

Nutrition Action Healthletter
Online Nutrition newsletter online, food safety info, nutrition updates.
Center for Science in the Public Interest, Suite 300, 1875 Connecticut Ave, Washington DC 20009

Timothy M. Brewi's HIV Fitness Guidelines Newsletter
Exercise and nutrition information for men and women living with HIV.

Books on Nutrition

Built to Survive: A Comprehensive Guide to the Medical Use of Anabolic Steroids, Nutrition, and Exercise for HIV+ Men and Women. By Michael Mooney and Nelson R. Vergel. 2000: Program for Wellness Restoration.
A book on anabolic therapies, nutrition and exercise for HIV wellness and longevity.

Nutrition and HIV. A New Model for Treatment. By Mary Romeyn M.D. 1998: Jossey-Bass Inc. Covers vitamins, minerals, basic nutrient groups, and gives some information about HIV's effect on nutritional status.

Positive Cooking: Cooking for People Living With HIV. By L. McMillan, J. Jarvie, and J. Brauer, 1997: Avery Publishing Group.

Positive Nutrition for HIV Infection and AIDS. By S. Bell, and R.A. Forse. 1996: Chronimed.

Whole Foods and Modern Nutrition. By Paul Pitchford, 1996: North Atlantic Books.

General Information on Nutrition
Nutrition and healthy eating advice.

American Dietetic Association
Site for consumers and professionals, not a huge amount of useful info, but does contain reading list on nutrition.

Arbor Nutrition Guide
Lots of good information from the US, Canada and other countries.

Ask the Dietitian -- Joanne Larsen M.S., R.D., L.D.
Submit your questions to a dietician. The site maintains an archive of questions and responses.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
The CDC has a handout called Safe Food and Water. They have a whole series of handouts that are specific for HIV.

Diet Fraud
Helps consumers make informed decisions about purchasing various supplements used for dieting; gives tips on scams and and fraudulent schemes.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
Web site maintained by the FDA, a government agency regulating safety and approval of foods, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, vaccines and blood products.

FDA/CFSAN (Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition)
Tips for the Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions and Evaluating Information

Martindale's Health Science Guide -- 2002
Information on nutrition and a variety of recipes available online.

Tufts University Nutrition Navigator: A Rating Guide to Nutrition Websites

US Department of Agriculture (several sites)
"Making Healthy Food Choices;" a site that provides tips for incorporating Food Pyramid recommendations into your diet.

Free or Low-Cost Food and Nutrition Education Materials

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Online recipe book of healthy, cheap meals, and interactive healthy eating index.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans -- 2000, 5th edition

View the interactive food guide pyramid for recommended food choices at:

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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.