Good nutrition is critical for people living with
HIV/AIDS. We view it as an essential co-therapy to
medical management of HIV. Eating well can help:
Prevent or delay the loss of muscle tissue or
Strengthen the immune system
Reduce viral mutations
Decrease the incidence and severity of
opportunistic infections and hospitalizations
And, lessen the debilitating symptoms of HIV/AIDS
BAS offers nutrition education and counseling to people
living with HIV/AIDS. We also offer cooking and juicing classes that are designed to teach HIV positive people to prepare
balanced meals that maximize nutritional benefit and
minimize negative food/drug interactions.
Our pantry programdistributes food packages for HIV positive people each month,
including emergency provisions to those with immediate
needs. Staff and volunteers prepare dried and canned
goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and salt- or
sugar-restricted packages each week.
Enrollment in the BAS Nutrition and Pantry Program is
through agency referrals and limited to people who are HIV positive who live in the Bronx.