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Does my diet need to change being HIV positive?

Hi, good evening. I just found out am HIV positive so everything is kind of new to me but can I still continue taking milk, milkshakes and oily food?

Answer

Hi, how are you?

I can understand this can be a confusing time but HIV does not need to change how you live your life. You can still eat and enjoy the foods you have been. There is no specific diet you need to follow as an HIV positive person.

As with all people, it is best to follow a balanced diet to help keep yourself and your immune system healthy. The only thing of note is the medication you are taking. There is a medication called efavirenz that needs to be taken a few hours apart from fatty foods but this is the only restriction. You can still enjoy milkshakes and oily food.

Please ask if you have another question,

Josh.

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