Special Issue "Nutritional Status, Body Alteration and Human Immunodeficiency Virus"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Claudio Ucciferri

Guest Editor
Department of Medicine and Health Sciences “V. Tiberio”, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Interests: infection; viral hepatitis; HIV; cardiovascular risk; hypertension
Dr. Katia Falasca

Guest Editor
Clinic of Infectious Diseases – Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Interests: infection; viral hepatitis; HIV; cardiovascular risk; hypertension

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

HIV infection has now become a chronic and manageable condition. Therefore, the average life span for the HIV-infected population currently approaches that of the general population. However, the combination of aging with chronic inflammation, lifestyle factors, and cART toxicities has contributed to an increasing risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, body alteration, lipodystrophy, obesity, sarcopenia, and frailty. Sarcopenia is clinically relevant because it is associated with an increased frequency of adverse health outcomes such as frailty, functional disabilities, falls, and, in general, quality-of-life impairment. On the other side, the proportion of overweight and obese persons with HIV has increased since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, and obesity is known to be related to the increased risk of death and cardiovascular disease.

 In addition, recent studies have implicated the same ART regimens, including the use of integrase strand transfer inhibitors and tenofovir alafenamide, as contributors to weight gain, though the mechanisms are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this Special Issue it is to try to understand how the body changes occur and how correct nutrition can help improve this aspect.

Prof. Dr. Claudio Ucciferri
Dr. Katia Falasca
Guest Editors

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