If someone is HIV positive, what else can they do to stay healthy?

Nutrition is a valuable supportive measure, so eating a balanced diet can contribute greatly to maintaining immune system health. An HIV-positive individual can eat a variety of foods that can help strengthen the immune system and maintain optimum body weight. A balanced diet is based on selecting foods from the basic food groups including proteins, fruits and vegetables, breads and grains, and dairy products. Since some AIDS-related conditions affect the ability to eat and some treatments have dietary restrictions, it is important to consult a physician and an HIV-knowledgeable dietitian to ensure adequate nutrition.

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
2. What is an Opportunistic Infection (OI)?
3. Where did HIV come from?
4. How is someone infected with HIV?
5. Can I get HIV from casual contact with someone who is infected?
6. How can someone reduce the risk of being infected with HIV?
7. How does someone know if they are infected with HIV?
8. What are the symptoms of HIV infection?
9. Is there a cure for HIV?
10. Does everyone who has HIV eventually develop AIDS?
11. Where should someone begin if they want to get HIV care?
12. When should someone start taking HIV treatment?
13. How much does HIV care cost?
14. If someone is diagnosed with AIDS, does that mean they will die soon?
15. If someone is HIV positive, what else can they do to stay healthy?