Dr. Dahya is a clinical resident at the Florida State University School of Medicine.
"It's the exact same nutritional tips that we give to people who don't have HIV. But, I feel as if we have to be more vigilant in this cohort because they have that added factor of having HIV, which already causes inflammation in the vascular vessels. So, for nutrition tips, it's staying away from the foods that cause you to have coronary artery disease, controlling your cholesterol, not having diabetes, and controlling your sugars. Sugars cause inflammation in your arteries. Everything that can cause any kind of inflammation, anything that puts you at risk for creating plaque burden, stay away from."