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Nutritional and metabolic disorders caused by antiretroviral therapy and nutritional approach: a narrative review

Author(s): Braga, Isabella Sanches2; Guimarães, Nathalia Sernizon1; De Figueiredo, Sônia Maria1

The use of antiretroviral therapy has increased the survival of people living with HIV/AIDS considerably altering the natural history of infection. However, in some cases, the use of these drugs have been associated with nutritional and metabolic disorders. The objective of this study was to describe the nutritional and metabolic disorders caused by antiretroviral therapy and their therapeutic role of nutritional approach for people living with HIV/AIDS. This is a narrative review, conducted during the second half of 2012, using the following descriptors: AIDS, HIV, people living with HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral therapy, nutritional status, nutritional counseling. The main nutritional disorder found in this review, related to the use of antiretroviral therapy was the lipodystrophy syndrome associated with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, as well as bone changes and increase in body fat. In this sense, the nutritional monitoring is extremely important to improve the quality of life and prevention of other metabolic complications in people living with HIV/AIDS

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