Q: A friend of mine told me he had HIV. Is there anything I need to do, like when he comes to my home, so that he doesn't get sick?
Women who experienced food insecurity were more likely to have elevated levels of inflammation. Researchers suspect that food insecurity causes stress, and this stress in turn raises inflammation in HIV-positive women.
It's hard to say "no" to fresh pastries with prison chow. Fortunately, Tim Hinkhouse eats with people who are supportive of his weight loss goals: "They'll eat those things for me and then tell me how great they were!"
Being HIV positive and feeling the side effects of various meds has encouraged Tim Hinkhouse to care more about his body: "I have wanted to learn all I can to stay healthy."
Living well with HIV is more than just taking a pill a day. George M. Johnson explains how he uses "harm reduction" to analyze what he's doing and taking steps towards a better life, particularly with food and exercise.
"A lot of us want to stop, reduce or change how we use a substance in our lives," writes Joanna Eveland, M.D. "But it can be hard. We've evolved, as a species with bodies that are particularly attuned to rewards and incentives."
"An anti-inflammatory diet should reduce chronic inflammation and the risk of illnesses associated with it, such as diabetes, heart disease and possibly some cancers -- problems that are more likely to crop up as we age," writes Pamela Fergusson.