HIV/AIDS: Diet, Nutrition & Food Safety

HIV/AIDS: Diet, Nutrition & Food Safety Course Description & Information:

  • Although the world is making progress in addressing the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, there are still 33.3 million people affected by it. The HIV infection increases the nutritional requirements and these requirements will change during different stages of the disease. This course reviews the nutritional requirements for the HIV/AIDS patient including diet, nutritional supplement and enteral nutrition needs.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-15-014-L02-P, IRD: 5-20-15. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • List common metabolic changes associated with the HIV virus.
  • Discuss dietary recommendations for common dyslipidemias seen in HIV patients.
  • Discuss the role of anti-viral therapy in the development of bone loss along with common drug-nutrient interactions.
  • Identify the key components to be included in the nutrition assessment for patient with HIV/AIDS, including energy requirement, protein needs, and biochemical parameters.
  • Discuss dietary strategies to aid with medication side effects (eg. cachexia, dysphagia).
  • Identify dietary strategies to help support the immmune system and prevent oxidative stress.
  • Identify the importance of food safety for the patient with HIV/AIDS.


Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (nursing pharmacology hours offered), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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