Pneumocystis is a
fungus that can sometimes cause
pneumonia in people who have
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Pneumonia can make it hard to
breathe and to get enough oxygen into the bloodstream. Symptoms often begin
suddenly and may be similar to those of an
upper respiratory infection, such as
influenza or a cold. Common symptoms of pneumonia
Most people with HIV don't need a special diet. But if you're feeling sick and having symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or weight loss, you may need some changes to what and how you eat.
Losing too much weight can be serious. Without good nutrition, you may get sicker.
"Good nutrition is very important for people with HIV," says Brad Hare, MD, director of the HIV/AIDS clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. Without a healthy diet, your body will have a harder time recovering and fighting off i...