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For World's Poor, Right Food Key To Beating HIV

Since the start of the AIDS pandemic in the early 1980s, more than 25 million people have died from the disease. Some 34 million more are estimated to be living with the HIV virus, a number on the rise as the survival rate increases. Copyright: WFP/Vince Dewitt

For people living with HIV, eating nutritious food is essential. Proper nutrition, combined with medical treatment, means they can recover their health and resume productive lives. WFP supports some 2.5 million people in 44 countries through its HIV programmes. Here are three of those people.