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Eating Defensively -- Food Safety Advice for People With AIDS

Bacteria and Food Poisoning

"It must have been something I ate!" How many times do people say this following about of nausea, upset stomach, cramps, diarrhea, or vomiting?

Indeed, these can be the symptoms of food poisoning -- illness caused by eat...

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Nutrition and Weight Maintenance

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Introduction Diagnose and Treat the Causes Consider Using Supplements Vitamin Supplements Guidelines for "Safer" Food Preparation Learn the Pros and Cons of Interventions

Weight Gain Supplements
  Appetite Stimul...
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A Vitamin (and Mineral) a Day Can Help Keep HIV at Bay

Nutrition can affect a person's ability to survive with HIV/AIDS. Staying nutritionally fit is difficult for everyone, but for HIV-positive people the task is even more challenging. Both HIV disease and HIV medications can have negative effects on ...

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Fiber May Help Prevent Lipodystrophy

Many HIV+ people are concerned about lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy refers to the following body changes:

Lipoatrophy (fat loss especially in the face, arms, legs or buttocks) Lipohypertrophy (fat gain especially around the waist or behind the neck)...

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Diet and Lipodystrophy

Is the currently chic carb-free Atkins diet beneficial for lipodystrophy, or is moderation the key?

Despite the recent emphasis on dietary interventions to improve the metabolic disorders associated with lipodystrophy, new studies have explored wh...

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My Kind of Life: Not Just Another Healthy Drink

Sometimes the wheel is reinvented and it rolls better. There is a nutritional drink on the market that has redefined the very essence of its nature. Redefined because it is made for the HIV-impacted community and others living with chronic diseases...

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Muscle-Wasting Effects of Low-Carb Diets on People With HIV

It is not hard to go into any grocery store these days and see at least one product that advertises low or no carbohydrates on the package. The world seems to have embraced the idea that no or low-carbohydrate diets are good for us. It is a common m...

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Community Forum: Reading Food Labels

AIDS Treatment Initiatives -- HIV/AIDS Buyers Club 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Suite 305 Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3311 Phone: (404) 659-AIDS; Toll-Free: (888) 874-4845

Eating healthy is essential to staying well when living with HIV. Choosing h...

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Taking Care of Your Liver

Taking Care of Your Liver

Whether you have liver damage because of a viral hepatitis infection or for any other reason, talk with your healthcare provider about liver health and consider the following:

Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and hepatit...

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Consumers Advised That Recent Hepatitis A Outbreaks Have Been Associated With Green Onions

The Food and Drug Administration is advising the public that several recent hepatitis A outbreaks have been associated with eating raw or undercooked green onions (scallions). Hepatitis A is a liver disease that develops within 6 weeks of an exposure...