Food supplementation among HIV-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impact on treatment adherence and weight gain

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347307
Title:
Food supplementation among HIV-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impact on treatment adherence and weight gain
Authors:
Audain, Keiron A.; Zotor, Francis B.; Amuna, Paul; Ellahi, Basma
Abstract:
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of undernourished people in the world, along with the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS. Thus, as a result of high levels of food insecurity many HIV patients are also undernourished. The synergism between HIV and undernutrition leads to poor treatment adherence and high mortality rates. Undernutrition has a debilitating effect on the immune system due to key nutrient deficiencies and the overproduction of reactive species (oxidative stress), which causes rapid HIV progression and the onset of AIDS. Therapeutic food supplementation used in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition is being applied to HIV palliative care; however, little biochemical data exist to highlight its impact on oxidative stress and immune recovery.
Affiliation:
University of KwaZulu Natal ; University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana ; University of Greenwich ; University of Chester
Citation:
Audain, K. A., Zotor, F. B., Amuna, P., & Ellahi, B. (2015). Food supplementation among HIV-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: impact on treatment adherence and weight gain. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74(04), 517-525. doi: doi:10.1017/S0029665115000063
Publisher:
The Nutrition Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
Publication Date:
12-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/347307
DOI:
10.1017/S0029665115000063
Additional Links:
http://www.nutritionsociety.org/publications/nutrition-society-journals/proceedings-of-the-nutrition-society; http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0029665115000063
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the author's manuscript of an article published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.
ISSN:
0029-6651
EISSN:
1475-2719
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorAudain, Keiron A.en
dc.contributor.authorZotor, Francis B.en
dc.contributor.authorAmuna, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorEllahi, Basmaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-30T14:13:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-30T14:13:55Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-12en
dc.identifier.citationAudain, K. A., Zotor, F. B., Amuna, P., & Ellahi, B. (2015). Food supplementation among HIV-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: impact on treatment adherence and weight gain. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 74(04), 517-525. doi: doi:10.1017/S0029665115000063en
dc.identifier.issn0029-6651en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0029665115000063en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/347307en
dc.descriptionThis is the author's manuscript of an article published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.en
dc.description.abstractSub-Saharan Africa has the highest proportion of undernourished people in the world, along with the highest number of people living with HIV and AIDS. Thus, as a result of high levels of food insecurity many HIV patients are also undernourished. The synergism between HIV and undernutrition leads to poor treatment adherence and high mortality rates. Undernutrition has a debilitating effect on the immune system due to key nutrient deficiencies and the overproduction of reactive species (oxidative stress), which causes rapid HIV progression and the onset of AIDS. Therapeutic food supplementation used in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition is being applied to HIV palliative care; however, little biochemical data exist to highlight its impact on oxidative stress and immune recovery.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Nutrition Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nutritionsociety.org/publications/nutrition-society-journals/proceedings-of-the-nutrition-societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0029665115000063en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Proceedings of the Nutrition Societyen
dc.subjectoxidative stressen
dc.subjectmalnutritionen
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.subjectAIDSen
dc.subjecttherapeutic fooden
dc.subjectfood multi-mix concepten
dc.titleFood supplementation among HIV-infected adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: Impact on treatment adherence and weight gainen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1475-2719en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of KwaZulu Natal ; University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana ; University of Greenwich ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Nutrition Societyen
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