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AIDS and malnutrition inextricably linked

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 06 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:64
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The importance of the links between AIDS, nutrition, and food security is only just being realised, a conference in London was told last week. The disease is having a devastating impact on the availability of food. And a shortage of food is increasing deaths from the disease, the conference heard.

    In April last year, the World Health Organization held a consultation meeting in Durban, South Africa, on nutrition and HIV/AIDS in Africa, at which participants concluded that “the HIV epidemic is increasingly driven by, and contributes to, factors that also …

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