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My Friend Is Living With HIV. How Can I Help Them Stay Healthy?

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?

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Insufficient Food Linked to Inflammation in HIV-Positive Women

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.

Healthy Living With HIV

Healthy Living With HIV

Can HIV or HIV treatment affect diet and nutrition? Why is exercise important? What does smoking do to a person with HIV? Answers from CDC.

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HIV and Nutrition and Food Safety

In people with HIV, good nutrition supports overall health and helps maintain the immune system. Get the facts on eating right and ways to handle, prepare, and store food to prevent foodborne illnesses.

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Do I Need to Eat Food With My HIV Meds?

Food or no food with your meds? That is the question for individuals starting HIV treatment. Here's what you need to know.

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Making Progress in Losing Weight, Knowing the Reward Will Be Feeling Better Overall: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

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!"

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Med Side Effects: Thinking About How HIV Affects Us Physically -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse

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."

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With Nutrition and Exercise, Harm Reduction Practices Help Me Live Well With HIV

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.

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Sugar, Sex and Substances: Why It's Hard to Make Changes

"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."

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Calming the Flames: How Diet Can Help Cool Chronic Inflammation

"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.