Nutrition services including nutrition assessment and counseling are available every week days at the Anonymous Clinic. The nutrition services are available to people living with HIV who come for follow-up care at the Anonymous Clinic and those who come for health check-up. All clients are screened for nutritional problems by health care providers when they receive any service at anonymous clinic. If they have nutrition problems (i.e. being underweight, obesity, dyslipidemia or hyperglycemia), or are at risk for nutrition problems (i.e. taking nutrition supplement, having any symptom affected by eating), they will be referred to nutritionist for further assessment and in-depth counseling.
The nutrition assessment and counseling services aim to promote general health of people living with HIV in the short term and long term through improvement of nutritional status. In the short term, nutrition care aims to prevent weight loss in newly diagnosed HIV-infection. For the long term, nutrition assessment and counseling aim to monitor and prevent the chronic diseases which are commonly found in people living with HIV after receiving ART treatment.
Up to 500 clients attended the nutrition clinic in the first half of 2012. Most of which are general clients, particularly Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), who come for health check up.