Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

AIDS Diet

Nutritional goals for those with HIV infection and AIDS include:

  • Consume a high calorie, high protein diet.
  • Take a multivitamin with minerals, but do not take large doses of vitamins.

Nutritional Goals in HIV and AIDS
  • Maintain your weight.
  • Consume a high calorie, high protein diet.
  • Take a multivitamin with minerals, but do not take large doses of vitamins.
  • Avoid fad diets.

Tips on Increasing Your Caloric Intake
  • Include 2 or 3 snacks in your daily meal plan
  • Add milk, honey, sugar, margarine, oil and gravy to your food.
  • Add dry milk powder to mashed potatoes, casseroles, soups and pudding.
  • Drink whole milk or half-and-half rather than low fat milk.
  • Spread peanut butter on toast, waffles, bananas or apples.
  • Use sour cream, mayonnaise, whipped cream and jelly.
  • Add cheese to scrambled eggs, sandwiches, hamburgers, and vegetables.
  • Snack on nuts, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, and hard candies.
  • Try instant breakfast drinks or supplements:
    • Boost
    • Ensure

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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