Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 297


Food preferences during HIV infections: A risk factor for AIDS

Bello Temitope Kayode
  • Bello Temitope Kayode
  • Department of Human Nutrition, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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  •  Received: 30 March 2017
  •  Accepted: 22 May 2017
  •  Published: 31 October 2017


This perspective discusses the study of Santiago Rodas-Moya et al. (2016) published in Public Health Nutrition: Preference for food and nutritional supplements among adults living with HIV in Malawi, Public health nutrition, 19(04), pp.693-702. The study explored the factors liable for the food preferences of adults living with HIV (ALHIV) in Blantyre, Malawi. The study reported that sourness of food or drinks was one of the key factors liable for the food preference among the Malawian ALHIV.

Key words: AIDS, HIV, food preferences, herbs, nutrition, nutrition intervention.