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Diet and Exercise for HIV-Positive Individuals

Eating healthy is important for everyone because our bodies use nutrients from food to stay healthy and feel good. Although there is no special diet for HIV+ individuals, it is extra important you eat well to boost your immune system. Also, if you are infected with HIV, your body has to work extremely hard to fight off infections. This extra work consumes more energy, which means you may need to eat more healthy food (calories) than you're used to.


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Can I just take vitamins and supplements?

What kinds of foods should I eat?

Are healthy foods more expensive?

They don’t sell healthy food where I live.

How do I make healthy food taste better?

How do I get started with the change?

I hate exercising/I can’t afford to go to the gym

I want to lose weight.

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