Nutritional Considerations for HIV & AIDS Patients


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HIV is a virus that weakens your immune system by destroying these infection-fighting cells.

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1. HIV is the virus that causes this disease.

2. Which of the following provide the body with calories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Having an immune system disease, such as HIV or AIDS, means that good nutrition is even more important, and this quiz and worksheet have been designed to allow you to test your knowledge of the dietary issues that could occur as a result of HIV or AIDS. The questions will quiz you on your understanding of the immune system and nutrients needed to keep the body healthy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • Condition that results in unintentional loss of fat and muscle in excess of 10% of body weight
  • Foods that provide the body with calories
  • Importance of vitamins and minerals
  • HIV virus and how it affects the body

Skills Practiced

The worksheet/quiz combination enables students to assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you draw the most important information about the dietary needs and challenges of HIV/AIDS patients from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a nutrient-dense diet and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as HIV and AIDS
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why it is important to eat foods that are high in vitamins and minerals

Additional Learning

Learn more about the dietary needs of people with HIV/AIDS by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Nutritional Considerations for HIV & AIDS Patients. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Learn how good nutrition supports the immune system of people with HIV and AIDS
  • Define HIV and AIDS
  • Differentiate between macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Understand the benefits of working with a registered dietitian
  • Know the side effects of HIV and AIDS that may affect nutritional intake
  • Identify symptoms and conditions caused by the HIV/AIDS disease, or its treatment, that could require a special diet