HIV, nutrition, and food: a practical guide for technical staff and clinicians

HIV, nutrition, and food: a practical guide for technical staff and clinicians

A clinicians guide to food support and nutrition interventions for people living with HIV

The spread of HIV through many regions of the world is highlighting the complex and evolving relationship between food, HIV infection, and nutritional status. This guide is aimed at technical staff and clinicians providing concise practical information on HIV, nutrition and food by providing:

  • an overview of the links between food, nutrition, and HIV
  • details on the nutritional needs of specific groups
  • an outline of recommended food support and nutrition intervention: nutrition assessments; nutrition screening; nutrition counselling and education (NCE)
  • food support interventions
  • an overview of FHI case studies: Malawi; Kenya; Nepal

All of the information presented in this document is targeted to resource limited settings.