12.3  Nutritional care of people living with HIV

As a Health Extension Worker, you are expected to give care to PLHIV. Nutritional care is one of the most important ways that you can look after someone who has an HIV infection and help them to maintain their health. You will be able to give nutritional care both at health post level and during home-based care. You learned the procedures for assessing the nutritional status of PLHIV in Study Session 5 and how to manage the nutritional problems you identified in Study Session 9. You are now going to learn about the types of care that you can provide to a PLHIV.

12.2.3  The effects of HIV on nutrition

12.3.1  Nutritional care of HIV-positive adults and adolescents