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Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals

Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals By James F. Hickson, Jr., Ph.D., R.D. the AIDS crisis matures, attention is shifting somewhat away from those who are sick towards those infected with HIV but otherwise asymptomatic. The reason for this shift lies in the hope that something can and must be done to arrest or delay the onset of full-blown AIDS in this "apparently well" infected population. Therefore, this paper will discuss the role of good nutrition in the well being of the asymptomatic, HIV-infected individual. In addition, the discussion is appropriate for persons taking AZT who have not been diagnosed with AIDS or ARC. This point is made to recognize that AZT is not known to adversely affect human nutritional status,12 and that some physicians are beginning aggressive AZT therapy in HIV-infected persons who are asymptomatic. While this presentation has not been targeted for persons with AIDS or ARC, it does contain major elements which are applicable to them. It is generally recognized by health care professionals that a regimen of good nutrition helps to improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or ARC.3 5 Nevertheless, this presentation will not address certain common problems of persons with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (6) – Dec 1, 1989

Abstract

Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals By James F. Hickson, Jr., Ph.D., R.D. the AIDS crisis matures, attention is shifting somewhat away from those who are sick towards those infected with HIV but otherwise asymptomatic. The reason for this shift lies in the hope that something can and must be done to arrest or delay the onset of full-blown AIDS in this "apparently well" infected population. Therefore, this paper will discuss the role of good nutrition in the well being of the asymptomatic, HIV-infected individual. In addition, the discussion is appropriate for persons taking AZT who have not been diagnosed with AIDS or ARC. This point is made to recognize that AZT is not known to adversely affect human nutritional status,12 and that some physicians are beginning aggressive AZT therapy in HIV-infected persons who are asymptomatic. While this presentation has not been targeted for persons with AIDS or ARC, it does contain major elements which are applicable to them. It is generally recognized by health care professionals that a regimen of good nutrition helps to improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or ARC.3 5 Nevertheless, this presentation will not address certain common problems of persons with

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0893-5068
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10.1089/apc.1989.3.23
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Abstract

Nutritional Interventions for Seropositive Individuals By James F. Hickson, Jr., Ph.D., R.D. the AIDS crisis matures, attention is shifting somewhat away from those who are sick towards those infected with HIV but otherwise asymptomatic. The reason for this shift lies in the hope that something can and must be done to arrest or delay the onset of full-blown AIDS in this "apparently well" infected population. Therefore, this paper will discuss the role of good nutrition in the well being of the asymptomatic, HIV-infected individual. In addition, the discussion is appropriate for persons taking AZT who have not been diagnosed with AIDS or ARC. This point is made to recognize that AZT is not known to adversely affect human nutritional status,12 and that some physicians are beginning aggressive AZT therapy in HIV-infected persons who are asymptomatic. While this presentation has not been targeted for persons with AIDS or ARC, it does contain major elements which are applicable to them. It is generally recognized by health care professionals that a regimen of good nutrition helps to improve the quality of life for persons with AIDS or ARC.3 5 Nevertheless, this presentation will not address certain common problems of persons with

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Dec 1, 1989

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