There are ways to prep for bottoming that don't require starving yourself in advance or stocking up on anti-diarrhea meds.
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?
Turn It Up!: Staying Strong Inside is the Sero Project's publication for (and partly written by) people in prison.
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.
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.
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.
Food or no food with your meds? That is the question for individuals starting HIV treatment. Here's what you need to know.
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!"
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.