HIV Positive School of Health Sciences
On the 18th of March, Hans gave a 'Be HIV Positive' presentation at the School of Health Sciences, University of Pune. Zinabu, a Masters student from the Dept. of Dietics, had evaluated the DISHA nutrition programme and his colleague, Rubina, provided us with a new menu, which has already been implemented. The report underlined the importance of nutrition and SAM therapy in helping boost the immunity of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Hans and Zinabu were able to build on this during the presentation. Good nutrition and SAM therapy, if taken right, has the potential to delay the need for anti-retroviral therapy (ART/ARV). More significantly, the students and staff of the School of Health Sciences, were the first people at the end of a DISHA 'Be HIV Positive' session to chorus that they are now "HIV Positive!"