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H/A: Major Recommendations (2010)


Recommendations are categorized in terms of either conditional or imperative statements. While conditional statements clearly define a specific situation, imperative statements are broadly applicable to the target population and do not impose restraints on their application.

Conditional recommendations are presented in an if/then format, such that:


Fulfillment of the condition triggers one or more guideline-specified actions. In contrast, imperative recommendations include terms such as “require, ” “must, ” and “should, ” and do not contain conditional text that would limit their applicability to specified circumstances.

Resources Available with Each Recommendation

In addition to the recommendation statement and strength rating, you will find on each recommendation page:

  • A brief narrative summary of the evidence analyzed to reach the recommendation
  • A statement of justification, or reason for the strength of the recommendation
  • Detailed information on the evidence supporting the recommendations and background narrative (available in the Supporting Evidence section toward the bottom of each recommendation page)
  • A reference list at the end of each recommendation page that includes all the sources used in the evidence analysis for the particular recommendation (each reference is hyperlinked to a summary of the article analyzed in the evidence analysis).

Below you will find a list of the HIV/AIDS Recommendations.  To see the Recommendation Summary, just click on the Recommendation title.   
Also view the Executive Summary of Recommendations or print the guideline material in PDF format.

HIV/AIDS Major Recommendations 

Screening and Referral Recommendations

HIV/AIDS: Screening and Referral for MNT
HIV/AIDS: Screening for People with HIV Infection
HIV/AIDS: Referral for Medical Nutrition Therapy

HIV/AIDS: Medical Nutrition Therapy
HIV/AIDS: Medical Nutrition Therapy
HIV/AIDS: Frequency of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Assessment Recommendations

HIV/AIDS: Nutrition Assessment

HIV/AIDS: Assess Food/Nutrition-Related History

HIV/AIDS: Anthropometric Assessment

HIV/AIDS: Energy Needs
Critical Illness - Determination of Resting Metabolic Rate
Determining Resting Metabolic Rate Project
Adult Weight Management Energy Expenditure Algorithm
Pediatric Weight Management Determination of Total Energy Expenditure Recommendation

Nutrition Intervention Recommendations

HIV/AIDS: Macronutrient Composition
HIV/AIDS:Macronutrient Composition 
HIV/AIDS:Macronutrient Composition for Hyperlipidemia

HIV/AIDS: Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation

HIV/AIDS: Treatment of Diarrhea/Malabsorption

HIV/AIDS: Encourage Physical Activity

HIV/AIDS: Educate on Food and Water Safety 

HIV/AIDS: Coordination of Care

HIV/AIDS: Educate on Presence of HIV in Breast Milk

HIV/AIDS: Educate on Medications

Monitoring and Evaluation Recommendations

HIV/AIDS: Monitor and Evaluate Food/Nutrition-Related History

HIV/AIDS: Monitor and Evaluate Anthropometric Measurements