Health Nutrition for Living Positively -- Children & Women; help them to sustain life
"An HIV-infected adult requires 10 to 15 percent more energy per day (or approximately 400 additional kcal for men and 300 kcal for women). An HIV-infected adult needs approximately 50 to 100 percent more protein for a total of 85 grams/day for men and 72 grams/day for women"
- Number of Beneficiaries Every Month200
- States HelpingTamil Nadu
Global situation and trends: Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.9 million [31.1–43.9 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2017. An estimated 0.8% [0.6-0.9%] of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, although the burden of the epidemic continues to vary considerably between countries and regions.
Situation in India: According to the 2017 UNAIDS data, new HIV infections in India have decreased by 46%, and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 22% since 2010. In 2016, India had 80,000 new HIV infections compared to 1,50,000 in 2005, and 62,000 AIDS-related deaths compared to 1,50,000 in 2005. With an HIV prevalence of 0.26% in the adult population, India has an estimated 2.1 million people living with HIV.
Health aPLUS for HIV+ People: It helps children, adult and women, who are coping with HIV infection and trying to maintain their health and nutritional status, by offering Health Awareness, Medical Camp Programme, Health Treatment Support and Health Nutrition for the HIV+ children and adult people to sustain health.
Energy & Protein Need: An HIV-infected adult requires 10 to 15 percent more energy per day (or approximately 400 additional kcal for men and 300 kcal for women). An HIV-infected adult needs approximately 50 to 100 percent more protein for a total of 85 grams/day for men and 72 grams/day for women.
- Contain proteins for cell repair and growth; nutrients such as iron for blood; and calcium and phosphorus for strong bones;
- Help to build bones and cells important for growth and development;
- Help to fight infection and repair the body during times of illness;
- Are obtained from legumes (e.g. beans, lentils, cowpeas, pigeon peas, groundnuts and nuts), milk products (yogurt, cheese and for infants, breastmilk), and cereals (wheat, maize and rice) and
- Daily consumption of legumes and cereals is recommended.
Optimal nutrition helps HIV positive people feel better, stay healthier and live longer.
- Achieves and maintains optimal body weight and strength,;
- Enhances the body’s ability to fight opportunistic infections;
- May help delay the progression of HIV;
- Improves the effectiveness of drug treatments and
- Improves the quality of life.