HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

Welcome to the HIV/AIDS project site.  This project was published in 2010. Highlights of this project include:
  • Target population of both adults and children.
  • Eight (8) sub-topics and eleven (11) evidence analysis questions. Use the links on the left to access the results
  • Evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines were published in 2010.
  • A position paper was developed. Expand the Project Resources section to access a copy of the article.
  • Several resources were developed on this topic. Expand the Project Resources section for information on this products.
There is no scheduled date to update this project.
 
  • Project Team
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Member
    • Marcy N. Fenton, MS, RD, Chair
    • Saroj M. Bahl, PhD, RD, LD
    • Susan M. Basinger, RD
    • Janelle M. L'Heureux, MS, RD
    • Pamela M. Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD
    • Linda Parker, RD, LD, DSc
    • Barbara J. Craven, PhD, RD, LD (resigned)
    • Melinda Marcan, RD, LD (resigned)
    Project Manager/Lead Analyst
    • Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD
    ?Evidence Analysts
    • Ellen Bowser, MS, RD, CSP
    • Kimberly R. Dong, MS, RD, LDN
    • Elizabeth A. Droke, PhD, RD
    • Mary Elizabeth 'Beth' Mills, MS, CNSD, LDN, RD
    Association Positions Committee Workgroup
    • Theresa A. Galvin, MS, RD, CDN
    • Andrea Hutchins, PhD, RD
    • Lori Lewis, EdD, RD, CD
    Guideline Reviewers
    • Shana Bayder, RD, LDN
    • Karen Bellesky, RD, LD
    • Ginger Bouvier, MEd, RD, LDN
    • Tammy Darke, MS, RD, CNSD
    • Kimberly Dong, MS, RD, LDN
    • Goulda A. Downer, PhD, RD, LN, CNS
    • Ted Greiner, PhD
    • Kristy M. Hendricks, ScD, RD
    • Daniel Lee, MD
    • Joanne Maurice, MS, RD
    • Pamela Morrison, IBCLC
    • Encarnita F. Ongjoco, RD, CNSD
    • June M. Pierre-Louis, PhD, MPH, CDN
    • Monica Randel, RD, CSR
    • Ellyn Silverman, MPH, RD, PA-C
    • Rachel Grinker Stern, MS, RD
    • Elaine G. Williams, PhD, RD
    Academy Staff
    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Esther Myers, PhD, RD
    • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN
    Financial Contributor
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
    • Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Marcy N. Fenton, MS, RD
    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.
  • Project Resources
    The following resources are available:
    • Academy Position Paper: Nutrition Intervention and Human Immunodeficiency Virus
      Abstract:   It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that efforts to optimize nutritional status through individualized medical nutrition therapy, assurance of food and nutrition security, and nutrition education are essential to the total system of health care available to people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection throughout the continuum of care. Broad-based efforts to improve health care access and treatment have stabilized HIV prevalence levels in many parts of the world and led to longer survival for people living with HIV infection. Confounding clinical and social issues, such as medication interactions, comorbidities, wasting, lipodystrophy, food insecurity, aging, and other related conditions further complicate disease management. With greater understanding of the mechanisms of HIV disease and its impact on body function, development of new treatments, and wider ranges of populations affected, the management of chronic HIV infection continues to become more complex and demanding. Achievement of food and nutrition security and management of nutrition-related complications of HIV infection remain significant challenges for clients with HIV infection and health care professionals. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered, should integrate their efforts into the overall health care strategies to optimize their clinical and social influence for people living with HIV infection. J Am Diet Assoc 2010;110:1105-1119 (PDF)  
       
    • HIV/AIDS Guideline Presentation - this 44-slide MS PowerPoint presentation includes all the recommendations and ratings of the HIV/AIDS Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline. Ideal for you to use for meetings, in-service presentations and classes (not designed for the consumer).  Click to order. 
       
    • HIV/AIDS Evidence-Based Toolkit - this toolkit is designed to assist the registered dietitian in applying the Academy's 2010 HIV/AIDS Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline. It incorporates the Nutrition Care Process and Standardized Language for patient/client care.The toolkit includes resources such as interactive sample documentation forms, encounter process instructions, outcomes monitoring forms, a case study and a list of client education resources. Click to order.