Research & Audit

We are collecting information on current research and audit activities in the UK in order to improve communication and hopefully encourage DHIVA members to work together on projects.  If you are doing any research or audit in the area of HIV and nutrition, please let our the information and resources officer know.  If you are interested in starting a project, send an email around to see if other DHIVA members are interested in collaborating.

2019 Publications

Care for HIV-related metabolic comorbidities: Our patients tell us what they want.

Exploring the experiences and needs of those
living with HIV and multiple comorbidities

2017 Publications


BHIVA 2017 Poster 103


BHIVA 2017 Poster 135


Lipid audit poster 25.5.16


DHIVA research audit and publication activity

Case note review

Over the past 5-10 years, the needs of the HIV outpatient population have changed markedly mainly due to antiretroviral therapy. As such, the nutritional needs of the patient with HIV infection have also evolved.  There is now a higher prevalence of co-morbidities and metabolic side effects such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis that is affecting patients with HIV infection.  It is important for the dietetic profession to assess and evaluate the need of specific patient populations, in this case the HIV population. Subsequently DHIVA are encouraging dietitians working in HIV throughout the UK to complete a case note review.

DHIVA audit tool

If you or your department would like to participate  in the case note review, please contact one of the DHIVA committee members for more details


BHIVA Conference 2013

In 2013 DHIVA members have had four abstracts accepted by BHIVA. Please see the abstracts below.

Nutritional issues of HIV patients in the inpatient setting

Dietetic input in patients with chronic diarrhoea due to pancreatic insufficiency

comparison of dietetic outpatient referrals between 2007 and 2012

BHIVA conference 2012

In 2012 four abstracts were accepted by BHIVA, on a range of topics including cardiovascular risk assessment, and BMI of patients accessing clinics.