HIV progression and treatment can affect the body’s absorption of vital nutrients. To help ensure your body has the nutrients it needs to effectively combat HIV, UNM Truman Health Services provides nutritional counseling.
Why Nutrition Matters
HIV primarily affects the immune system of the body, causing it to weaken and become more vulnerable to illness. Numerous studies have shown that nutrition counseling can strengthen the body’s response to HIV, decreasing HIV-related complications.
Poor nutrition has been linked to the progression of HIV and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy. Certain nutrients can also impact HIV transmission.
Nutrition Counseling in Albuquerque
UNM Truman Health Servicesprovides informed, professional nutrition counseling for people living with HIV. Our nutritionists specialize in HIV care and can provide tailored advice for a broad range of topics, including:
- Eating healthy
- Managing lipid abnormalities
- Managing dietary concerns related to antiretroviral therapy
- Food safety and preventing opportunistic infections
- Finding a healthy body weight
- Taking appropriate nutritional supplements
- Using exercise to enhance nutrient absorption
Our professional nutritionists take into account your personal tastes, schedule, and budget to craft a successful nutrition plan. We can also provide guidance and helpful suggestions for common HIV-related food concerns, including loss of appetite and muscle loss.
Contact an HIV Nutritionist
At UNM Truman Health Services in Albuquerque, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for people living with HIV through multi-faceted, compassionate care. UNM Truman Health Services complementary therapies are available to anyone diagnosed with HIV, regardless of an ability to pay.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a nutritionist!