- Good nutrition helps keep your immune system strong, enabling you to better fight disease. A healthy diet improves quality of life.
- Weight loss, wasting, and malnutrition continue to be common problems in HIV, despite more effective antiretroviral medications, and can contribute to HIV disease progression.
- Good nutrition helps the body process the many medications taken by people with HIV.
- Diet (and exercise) may help with symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue, and with fat redistribution and metabolic abnormalities such as high blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
See “Building a High Quality Diet” for how to create a good nutrition plan for life.