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Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Apr 1;36(Suppl 2):S52-62.

General nutrition management in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, llinois 60612, USA.


Nutritional management is integral to the care of all patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV infection results in complicated nutritional issues for patients, and there is growing evidence that nutritional interventions influence health outcomes in HIV-infected patients. We define levels of nutritional care, and we discuss when patients should be referred to providers (i.e., registered dietitians) with nutritional and HIV expertise.

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