oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Nutrition and nutritional supplements in HIV : OTC products
|Article Title||Nutrition and nutritional supplements in HIV : OTC products|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Jacqueline Van Schoor|
|Publication Date||Summer 2007|
The emphasis on nutrition is important in all stages of HIV infection and should focus on recommending a healthy eating pattern and a balanced diet. The intention is to maintain body weight by eating a wide variety of healthy foods. Nonetheless, many individuals infected with HIV suffer from malnutrition. The causes of such malnutrition are varied and range from socio-economic factors to depression and reduced food intake as a result of oral or oesophageal thrush.
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