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Background: Despite the array of studies on infant feeding practices of HIV-infected women, gaps still exist in the understanding of the underlying reasons for their infant feeding choices. Potential for behavioural change exists, especially in the light of the 2016 updated…

Integrating high-quality nutrition care, support, and treatment (NCST) services into service delivery platforms for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) requires providing healthcare workers with guidelines, job aids, and monitoring tools to facilitate effective prevention and treatment of malnutrition. To…

Supporting the diverse needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) can help reduce the individual and structural barriers they face in adhering to antiretroviral treatment (ART). The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT) project sought to improve adherence in Malawi by…

The 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series highlights early childhood development at a time when it has been universally endorsed in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This Series considers new scientific evidence for interventions, building on the findings and…

September 15, 2016

The new edition of the NAM aidsmap Nutrition booklet is now available online.

This booklet is intended to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about food, nutrition and living with HIV. The first section of the booklet outlines how to eat well to stay well and gives information…

April 7, 2016

Did you know there was a connection between HIV and diabetes? 

Diabetes is a disease in which levels of blood glucose (also called blood sugar) are too high. Glucose comes from the breakdown of the foods we eat and is our main source of energy. There are two types of…

Optimal nutrition is fundamental to achieving USAID’s wider mission to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our national security and prosperity. USAID’S 2014-2025 Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy is the first of its kind at USAID. It is aligned…

Manthabeleng Ramotsekhoane is 65 years old and looks after her family of eight: six grandchildren aged 17 to four years, and two of her adult children. The family lives in Thabang village in Mokhotlong—one of the most rural areas in Lesotho.

In May and June 2015, Manthabeleng and her four-…

Clinical and Developmental Immunology Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 784740

HIV or human immunodeficiency virus infection has assumed worldwide proportions and importance in just a span of 25 years. Continuous research is being done in many parts of the world…

This Global Communication Strategy Development Guide for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Programs Guide has been conceived as a step-by-step tool for MNCH program managers, program planners, and communication specialists to use when conceptualizing, writing, implementing and…

Clean water, nutritious food, and a hygienic environment -- these are the building blocks of health for any community. Yet, these necessities are out of reach for many families in low-resource environments. As a result, malnutrition contributes to 45 percent of childhood deaths worldwide.…

SPRING, in collaboration with other USAID-funded projects, FANTA, LIFT, and ASSIST, has recently released the Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Facility-Level Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (REF-NACS). 

The REF-NACS tool is designed to stimulate discussions,…

This programming guide provides practical guidance for the planning and implementation of food and nutrition support as part of treatment, care and support programmes for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). Food and nutrition support can be a component of programmes that…

With new prevention strategies on the horizon and HIV incidence stabilizing or declining in many parts of the world, the tides are beginning to turn on the HIV epidemic. Between 2002 and 2010, new HIV infections globally declined from 3.1 million to 2.7 million. However, 33.3 million people…