11 January 2016

Action point


People on antiretroviral therapy often claim their sense of taste has changed, and infections and poor nutrition can make this side effect worse. 

If some familiar foods suddenly taste strange, here's how you can manage the changes:

  • If red meat tastes bitter, choose other protein-rich foods such as cheese, eggs, chicken, fish, yoghurt and peanut butter.
  • Try eating high-protein foods cold.
  • Use lemon juice, herbs, spices, onion, garlic, vanilla or cinnamon to add flavour.

Read more about being HIV positive and ensuring you get good nutrition.


Live healthier

Cracked rib? »

Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last?

7 ways coughing can injure your body

The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent!

Heart health »

Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution

You're not too young to have a heart attack

How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?