It is traditional wisdom that how we eat affects our health. Before the advent of modern pharmaceuticals, food and herbs were the main tools available to help people heal and remain healthy. In the case of HIV treatment, pharmaceuticals and food together increase health outcomes and even decrease the medical costs of HIV care.

Malnutrition is a leading cause of hospitalization or nursing home admittance nationwide. According to the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), food and nutrition services, which are what we provide at Poverello, are inexpensive treatments that address the root cause of institutionalization for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). When food and nutrition services are provided adequately they enable PLWHA to remain in their homes rather than being admitted to the hospital.

According to a study performed by the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning, one can feed a person a diet designed for their unique combination of illnesses for $20 per day where as a hospital stay costs upwards of $4,000 per day. A new study from Philadelphia University demonstrated that the average costs for PLWHA in the six months following initiation of food and nutrition services went from an average of about $50,000 per month to approximately $17,000 per month.

In addition, the Philadelphia University study found that while controlling for a variety of other demographic and environmental factors, access to food improves medical care and health outcomes for PLWHA, resulting in fewer hospital visits, better maintenance in care, higher CD4 counts and a better probability of undetectable viral loads. And yet food insecurity remains, particularly wide spread among populations of PLWHA.  At Poverello we seek to address food insecurity thereby improving health and decreasing the cost of treatment for HIV/AIDS.

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The Live Well Center is located just one block from the Poverello Center.
Location: 2200 NE 12th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 (less than one block from Poverello)

Phone: 954-563-1299

Hours
9am-5pm M-F
Saturday 9-3pm
Hours of operation vary so please call.

Increased physical activity is tied to better medical outcomes. Working out increases muscle mass and helps fight HIV-related wasting. Greater physical activity assists in the assimilation of HIV medications. Not only does exercise accomplish these goals but it also increases endorphin production, which stimulates feelings of well-being.

Poverello’s Live Well Center offers:

Full-service gym
Satellite CIED office
Barber services
Acupuncture treatments
Chiropractic treatments
Massage
Hands on healing
Smoking cessation counseling – Call (305)942-6378 to schedule an appointment
Reiki support group for HIV+

If you have HIV would like to utilize the services offered, please contact our intake coordinator at 954-561-3663 EXT 109
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity-tips
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In observance of Good Friday April 14th, the Poverello Center including the Poverello Live Well Center and Poverello Thrift Stores will be closing at 3pm today.
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