Food Insecurity and its Impact on Chronic Disease

October 10th, 2014

What is exactly is “Food Insecurity” and why is important for people with chronic disease like HIV? The defining characteristic of food insecurity is that during a given year, the food intake of an individual is reduced and their normal eating patterns are disrupted because they lack money for food. South Florida may seem rich […]

Food Is Medicine

October 10th, 2014

The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right nutrition our bodies ability to breakdown food and transform it into energy suffers and our health declines.If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can […]

Health Care Reform Affects People With HIV

July 21st, 2014

“Health Care For All” has been a battle cry heard in the United States for many years. Fortunately the hope that all people, regardless of their income, will have access to health insurance has become a reality. In 2010 the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. The Affordable Care Act is aimed at reforming […]

Good Nutrition Reduces the Cost of HIV Health Care

June 9th, 2014

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 […]

A Summary Report From The HIV Health and Wellness Study

May 20th, 2014

Since 1981, HIV disease has claimed the lives of more than 300,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States. The largest concentration of new HIV cases is in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.  In 2011, more than 1,000 new cases of HIV were reported, an increase of 25% from 2010. A New HIV Health […]

Poverello Services Help an Aging HIV Population

May 20th, 2014

Poverello has a 12-year history of providing health and wellness services at The Friends Fitness Center newly renamed the Live Well Center. These services are often referred to as Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM. CAM has increasingly become the focus of scientific research. CAM refers to diverse therapeutic practices that are not presently considered […]

Poverello Celebrates Anniversary

May 14th, 2014

For more than 27 of the 30 years since the discovery of the HIV virus, the Poverello Center has been providing vital services to Broward County residents living with HIV/AIDS. It was in May 1987 that community leaders, lead by Father William Collins, joined together and filed incorporation papers for the Poverello Center.  Since that […]

HIV Turns 30

May 13th, 2014

April 23, 2014 marks an anniversary that no one wants to celebrate. It has been 30 years since scientists identified HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus as the cause of AIDS. Since that time, many of us have lived in fear of catching it, living with it, being stigmatized by it, and then dying from it. […]

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