Nutrition and HIV
Integrating nutrition and food assistance into HIV care and treatment programmes
As part of a comprehensive response to treatment, care, and support for people living with HIV (PLHIV), countries are increasingly developing and implementing food and nutrition programmes.
Jointly developed by WFP and WHO, the operational guidance manual Integrating nutrition and food assistance into HIV care and treatment programmes outlines the potential benefits and challenges of incorporating food and nutritional support into anti-retroviral treatment programmes. The purpose is to assist national governments with the planning and implementation of food assistance programmes and to guide national bodies, implementing NGOs as well as WHO and WFP country staff.
The document also provides an overview of current scientific evidence related to food, nutritional support and treatment outcomes (including adherence) and addresses programmatic and operational issues.
WFP and WHO welcome comments from reviewers. If you are willing to contribute, please send an email to Dr Micheline Diepart, HIV/AIDS Department, WHO, Geneva.
Other WHO publications concerning nutrition and HIV may be accessed at: