Nutrition and Fitness

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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?

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW

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.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Resolved to Stay Healthy This Year? Here's Info to Help

Many of us make commitments to ourselves at the beginning of the new year to focus on our health and well-being. offers these tips and tools that might help you stay on track.


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.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pilot Study Finds Intense Exercise Is Good for Older HIV-Positive Men

In a recent study, older men who engaged in high-intensity aerobic exercise (but not moderate intensity) showed a significantly increased their ability to maximize their use of oxygen.

By Sean R. Hosein for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Doctors' Advice on Staying Healthy While Living With HIV

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: Apart from taking HIV medications, what’s the most important piece of advice you have for people living with HIV on staying healthy?

By Myles Helfand

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.

By AIDSinfo

What Does a Cure Mean to You? Four Individuals Share Their Hopes and Fears

A mother of two, an infectious diseases physician, a 71-year-old gay man, and an African-American minister chime in on the conversation around the search for an HIV cure.

By Jian Huang for Positively Aware

Watch Larry Kramer's Trainer Show You a Simple Weights Workout to Stay Super-Fit as You Age

Physical therapist and fitness trainer Greg Rothman provides details of a short strength training workout to improve your overall physical fitness.

By Tim Murphy

In Defense of Louise Hay

Dead this summer at 90, the New Age guru who ministered to people with AIDS in the plague's darkest years was often called a dangerous quack and a profiteer. To Sherri Lewis, though, she was an angel.

By Sherri Lewis