Many people suffering with HIV or AIDS live in areas affected by severe poverty. Their circumstances mean they are often unable to make the most of what little food they have available. They may be unaware of what their bodies need the most, especially women during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Good agricultural practice to encourage the growth and regular supply of nutritious foods without increasing labour and costs, can offer hope in HIV/AIDS-afflicted areas. It can promote a good balance of nutritious foods, healthy foods. This pack explores some of the foods that can be grown easily and without added labour – both in the city and in rural areas. It contains interviews on the kinds of plants that might be grown, why they are good for the body, and it gives some tips on preparing foods. The pack also addresses the difficult issue of breastfeeding for HIV-positive mothers and offers some examples of what foods mothers with HIV/AIDS who have just given birth should eat.
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Better farming methods 3’14”
Why growing mushrooms is a good option
Low energy gardens full of nutritious foods close to home
Low input food in small urban spaces
Thinking about treatment 2’44”
How to get the most from your antiretroviral drugs
One man’s story of life with the virus
Getting regular foods 3’28”
Storage and preservation for food all year round
Breast is best – but what else is there to consider?
Cultivating foods with more vitamins and minerals
Getting a balanced diet 4’02”
The most vitamin, mineral, protein and carbohydrate-packed foods