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UNAIDS Policy Brief : HIV, Food Security and Nutrition

Often neglected, food security and nutrition are critical for individuals, households and communities affected by HIV. Lack of food security and poor nutri-tional status may hasten progression to AIDS-related illnesses, undermine adherence and response to antiret-roviral therapy, and exacerbate socioeconomic impacts of the virus. HIV infection itself undermines food security and nutrition by reducing work capacity and productivity, and jeopardizing household livelihoods.

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