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.
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.
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.
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.