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Nutrition Counselling, Care and Support for HIV-Infected Women: Guidelines on HIV-Related Care, Treatment and Support for HIV-Infected Women and their Children in Resource-Constrained Settings

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These guidelines offer a broad background on HIV and nutrition. Topics include malnutrition and HIV; micronutrients and mother-to-child transmission; nutrition, pregnancy and lactation; vitamin and mineral deficiencies; anemia, and iron supplementation and HIV; and nutrition and antiretroviral treatment. The guidelines also include recommendations covering nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling and support, use of micronutrient supplements, management of wasting, and nutritional considerations for persons on antiretroviral treatment. [HIV prevention and treatment guidelines change frequently based on clinical research study findings. Please refer to the WHO or U.S. DHHS guidelines for the most current recommendations on ARV treatment and PMTCT.]

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Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Policymakers, Program Managers, Doctors/Physicians, Nurses, Counselors
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Areas: Nutrition, Perinatal Interventions, Infant Feeding
Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines