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HIV Nutrition Papers Published

May 30, 2003

More than 50 medical experts and five U.S. government agencies worked together to produce a series of papers on integrating nutrition with HIV medicine.1 These papers, addressed mainly to medical professionals, review "general nutritional management, evaluation and intervention for wasting, insulin resistance, fat redistribution, dyslipidemia, lactic acidosis, food safety, and bone abnormalities" (from the introduction). They summarize nutrition doctors should know about when treating HIV disease.

The titles of the articles are:

  • Introduction: Integrating Nutrition Therapy Into Medical Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (introduction by John G. Bartlett)

  • General Nutrition Management in Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status, Body Composition, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Morphologic Changes


  • Weight Loss and Wasting in Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Lipid Abnormalities

  • Body Habitus Changes Related to Lipodystrophy

  • Insulin and Carbohydrate Dysregulation

  • Lactic Acidemia in Infection With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Emerging Bone Problems in Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Food and Water Safety for Persons Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The articles are available to the public at:


  1. Integrating nutrition therapy into medical management of human immunodeficiency virus (series of articles). Clinical Infectious Diseases. April 1, 2003; vol. 36, supplement 2.

ISSN # 1052-4207

Copyright 2003 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.

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This article was provided by AIDS Treatment News. It is a part of the publication AIDS Treatment News.