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Diet & Nutrition

In general, maintaining a healthy diet is important for anyone living with HIV. Good nutrition supports the immune system, helps one maintain a healthy weight, and enables the absorption of HIV medicines more efficiently.

  • Eat a variety of foods from the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins foods, and dairy.
  • Eat the right amount of food to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Choose foods low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.

In addition, PA Thrive offers:

  • Food insecurity support
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Online seminar on healthy eating
  • Diagnostic tests including lipid panels and more
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