Articles

Nutrition and the client with AIDS

Author

Davidhizar R, Dunn C

Date

4/1998

Journal

J Pract Nurs

Abstract

The nutritional problems that go along with HIV infection and AIDS are significant and in fact contribute to death. Nutrition not only affects overall health but one's ability to respond to therapies and quality of life. Malnutrition and "wasting syndrome" result from compromised nutritional status. Early detection and intervention can decrease the dramatic problems caused by these conditions. Regardless of the stage of illness, Medical Nutrition Therapy needs to be individualized and prioritized as an integral part of one's total care.