Assessing the impact of a food supplement on the nutritional status and body composition of HIV-infected Zambian women on ARVs

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p714
Academic Journal
The article reports on a research which has been conducted to assess the impact of a food supplement on nutritional status of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). The study has been conducted on HIV-infected females commencing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in Lusaka, Zambia. It discusses the range of anthropometric and body composition assessment techniques to assess the effect of food nutritional status of HIV-infected females.


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