More information and advice on nutrition and HIV
The HIV charity NAM produces this website and also publishes information in various other forms, including an information booklet called Nutrition which is available online, or can be sent to you if you contact NAM directly on 020 7840 0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Terrence Higgins Trust, another UK HIV charity, produces a booklet called Your body which covers on healthy living topics such as diet, exercise and stopping smoking. It is available on their website here or you can receive a free copy by calling their helpline, THT Direct on 0845 12 21 200.
THT Direct may also be a useful source of support, information and advice to you. It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 10pm, as well as weekends from noon until 6pm. Calls are confidential and you can talk to advisers about the situation you are in, how you are feeling and any questions you may have. They can also advise you on what support services may be available to you near where you live.
The Food Chain, a London-based charity providing nutrition services to people who are chronically sick as a result of HIV, has put together a collection of recipes, called the Ian Craddock cookbook, which is available online here.
HIV Health Support
If you live in London, you can also access a new service for people living with HIV.
Sometimes making decisions about your health and life with HIV can be confusing, and it can be difficult to know where to begin. THT’s HIV Health Support is a new service which can help you to make sense of the bigger picture, and make changes to help you lead a healthier life.
You can ask the HHSS anything about living with HIV – from questions about the immune system, what your test results mean and starting treatment, to safer sex and telling other people about your status. One of THT’s Health Trainers will pick up your question and reply to you within two working days. If you'd like them to call you, please just let them know, and they will.
Just click the Ask the Trainer button below!