HIV/AIDS Nutrition: The Most Important Foods To Eat

bowl of almonds(BlackDoctor.org) — A healthy diet won’t prevent or cure HIV, but it can keep you healthier while you live with HIV and are taking drugs to treat it.

Good nutrition can:

  • Keep you healthier despite HIV infection
  • Slow your progress towards AIDS
  • Prevent health problems related to poor nutrition
  • Help you maintain a healthy body weight

As soon as you’re diagnosed with HIV, it’s a good idea to review your diet to see if you are eating as healthily as possible. This is because HIV and HIV treatment can both cause loss of appetite and diarrhea that leads to weight loss and malnutrition over time. Additionally, you may find that stress and depression associated with HIV causes you to lose interest in food.

A Healthy Diet for People With HIV

Here is a basic outline for eating well. Though it can apply to anyone, it’s especially important for those trying to boost their immunity: