Nutrition and HIV infection. A continuum of care

RC Elbein NMC Homecare, Houston, TX, USA.

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Nutrition is a fundamental intervention in the early and ongoing treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Nutrition therapy, in coordination with other medical interventions, can extend and improve the quality and quantity of life in individuals infected with HIV and living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The author reviews the current literature and practice for nutrition use in the treatment of patients with HIV and AIDS.