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.