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Because the HIV/AIDS virus destroys the immune system, any and all types of virus or allergies can and do impact a person with AIDS. Precautions for any possible infection or irritation from the environment must guarded against.

"The survey, done by questionnaire and the Internet, includes the responses of 292 HIV-positive patients taking medication. Of those, 62 percent said it's somewhat or very difficult to adhere to their drug regimen.

The survey found the major obstacles to complying with treatment include having to take too many pills (67 percent), side effects (61 percent), food restrictions (55 percent), the frequency of having to take the pills (49 percent) and the timetable for taking the pills (48 percent). Only 1 percent said cost was a problem.

The survey also found 43 percent of those respondents said the drug regimen interfered with their daily life, 30 percent said it interfered with their lifestyle, and 11 percent said it interfered with their job." 'AIDS Battle Fatigue'

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AIDS battle with fatigue

A new survey says many people with HIV suffer from "AIDS battle fatigue," which is caused by the demands of having to swallow handfuls of pills every day, side effects caused by the drugs and food restrictions.

 

Malaria

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The financial resources for fighting malaria are increasing. The establishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is providing significant new grants to help countries accelerate implementation of their plans to Roll Back Malaria.

 

Nutrition-impact of HIV/AIDS on food and nutrition

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