• Assessment
    What is the evidence to regarding the monitoring of food intake in people with HIV infection?
    • Conclusion

      15 articles were reviewed to evaluate the monitoring of food intake in people with HIV infection. Several studies report variations in energy and nutrient intake and weight changes. Special considerations are needed for children, as well as individuals with fat deposition, those taking protease inhibitors, those with a history of drug abuse and those with metabolic abnormalities. One study reported that three-day food records may be more valid than food frequency questionnaires when reporting food intake in the HIV-infected population. Further research is needed regarding frequency of food intake monitoring.     


    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.