H/A: Background Information (2010)

Identifying Information and Availability

Bibliographic Source

American Dietetic Association. American Dietetic Association HIV/AIDS Evidenced-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline, Chicago (IL): American Dietetic Association, 2010.


This guideline was not adapted from another source. Development of the guideline was conducted in accordance with the Appraisal of Guidelines Research Evaluation critical appraisal instrument.

Date Released


Guideline Developer

American Dietetic Association.

Guideline Status

This is the first release of the HIV/AIDS Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Guideline Reviewers

Shana Bayder, RD, LD/N
Karen Bellesky, RD, LD
Ginger Bouvier, MEd, RD, LDN
Tammy Darke, MS, RD, CNSD
Kimberly Dong, MS, RD, LDN
Goulda A. Downer, PhD, RD, LN, CNS
Ted Greiner, PhD
Kristy M. Hendricks, ScD, RD
Daniel Lee, MD
Joanne Maurice, MS, RD
Pamela Morrison, IBCLC
Encarnita F. Ongjoco, RD, CNSD
June N. Pierre-Louis, PhD, MPH, CDN
Monica Randel, RD, CSR
Ellyn Silverman, MPH, RD, PA-C
Rachel Grinker Stern MS RD
Elaine G. Williams, PhD, RD

Expert Work Group

Marcy Fenton, MS, RD, Chair
Saroj Bahl, PhD, RD, LD
Susan Basinger, RD
Janelle L'Heureux, MS, RD
Linda Parker, DSc, RD, LD
Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD

Resigned from Workgroup

Barbara Craven, PhD, RD, LD
Menna Marcano, RD, LD  

Lead Evidence Analyst

Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD

Financial Contributors

  • American Dietetic Association
  • ADA Foundation
  • Health Resources and Services Administration,  HIV/AIDS Bureau, US Department of  Health and Human Services
  • Marcy N. Fenton, MS, RD
    • M. Fenton generously contributed all honorariums received from her presentations on the topic of HIV/AIDS and the Nutrition Care Process to the ADAF specifically to support this project. 

ADA Staff

Deborah Cummins, PhD
Kari Kren, MPH, RD
Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD
Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN

[Note: ADA acknowledges and is grateful for support from sponsors, however ADA’s Research and Strategic Business Development Team maintains full control over the content and process of all evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, assignment of grades and development of recommendations.]

Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest

In the interest of full disclosure, ADA has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the ADA Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. Users of the evidence analysis library may assume that only work group members listed below have potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

None of the work group members listed above disclosed potential conflicts of interest.

Guideline Availablility

The guideline will be available online.

Availability of Companion Documents

The HIV/AIDS Toolkit is a set of companion documents which detail how the practitioner applies the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline in practice. The Toolkit will include forms such as documentation forms, outcomes-monitoring sheets, client education resources, case studies and MNT protocols for implementing the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Patient Resources

Patient education resources will be available within the HIV/AIDS Toolkit.

Copyright Statement

The American Dietetic Association encourages the free exchange of evidence in nutrition practice guidelines and promotes the adaptation of the guidelines for local conditions. However, please note that guidelines are subject to copyright provisions. To replicate or reproduce this guideline, in part or in full, please obtain agreement from the American Dietetic Association. Contact for copyright permission.

When modifying the guidelines for local circumstances, significant departures from these comprehensive guidelines should be fully documented and the reasons for the differences explicitly detailed.

©2010 American Dietetic Association (ADA).