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Indian Journal of Communicable Diseases

Volume  1, Issue 2, Jul-Dec 2015, Pages 89-91



Nutritional issues in HIV/AIDS: An Overview of Reviews to Inform Evidence
Nisha Rani Jamwal, Kumar Senthil P.
* Senior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, Fortis Super Speciality hospital, Phase-VIII, Mohali, Punjab **Professor & Principal, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (Maharishi Markandeshwar University), M
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This short communication was addressed to explore the nutritional issues in people living with HIV/AIDS through a descriptive overview of published reviews. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and its ensuing Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) poses a significant bio-psychosocial impact on the person, society and nation which directly or indirectly influences food intake and procurement leading to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies, or HIV enteropathy. Appropriate understanding of the nutritional issues in HIV/AIDS would enable healthcare providers to equip themselves with adequate knowledge and skills to explore dietary patterns of people living with HIV/AIDS in order to effectively improve their quality of life.

Keywords: Nutritional Immunology; Dietary Immunology; Clinical Nutrition; HIV/AIDS 

Corresponding Author : Kumar Senthil P.