Positive Living Series
Understanding and Dealing With Your Medical Condition

Good nutrition is important for everyone. A balanced diet keeps our bodies strong and our immune systems healthy, making it harder for us to get sick. HIV positive people are more susceptible to infectious agents in food and water, so it is especially important to follow safe cooking guidelines, drink water that has been purified, and be careful when dining out. Additionally, it is important for you now to maintain your body weight and muscle. Finally, people with illnesses like HIV and cancer often hear and read about diets which claim to "cure" illness, and though it can be hard to resist these promises, it is important to avoid being taken advantage of.