Today is National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Food and nutrition services continue to be a critical intervention that serves as the gateway to care for people living with HIV and supports them through treatment. Research shows that people with access to food and nutrition services are more likely to be diagnosed, and connected to and retained in medical care, and virally suppressed. Receipt of food and nutrition services has been demonstrated, in a statistically significant way, to increase adherence.
Older adults with HIV must be equipped for healthy aging, and food and nutrition services like those provided by God’s Love We Deliver play a critical role.
For 30 years, God’s Love has been helping people who are diagnosed with HIV live better lives by providing individually-tailored nutritious meals. Last year alone, we supported our clients living with HIV/AIDS with 285,000 home delivered meals. Today we celebrate all long-term HIV/AIDS survivors and we remember those who are no longer with us.