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Nutritional therapy in HIV infection: a personal experience of five years (1993-to date).


Int Conf AIDS. 1998;12:1009 (abstract no. 60040). Unique Identifier :

ISSUE: Healthy eating by persons living with HIV can help them to live longer and healthy but many of us PWHIV/AIDS, especially in developing countries like Uganda, may not be able to afford healthy eating or even know how to utilize the local foods to make balanced diets. PROJECT: Since 1993, I have always tried to utilize the available affordable food from local resources like eggs, fresh cows' milk, avocado, tomatoes, green vegetables, beans, oranges, pop corns, millet, maize, etc. I also use food like garlic, water, ginger, lemon and fermented foods to stimulate the immune and digestive systems to respond positively to the food I eat. RESULTS: My health has improved tremendously in that I no longer get frequent opportunistic infections which I used to get before I started the healthy eating. The digestive system also works better than before. LESSONS LEARNT: Good nutrition can help to improve the life of a person living with HIV and thus delay the development of AIDS.

MEETING ABSTRACTS *Developing Countries *Food Habits Human HIV Infections/*DIET THERAPY/IMMUNOLOGY Immunocompetence Nutritive Value Uganda


Information in this article was accurate in December 30, 1998. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.