Despite the existing anti retroviral therapy, cure for AIDS is not yet available. Antiretroviral therapy minimizes HIV replication. Along with this it is important to treat and eliminate secondary infections characteristic of AIDS when they occur. Because malnutrition imposes additional immunosuppressive burden on the already immuno compromised patients with HIV, it is important to treat malnutrition. Nutritional interventions must be individualized taking into consideration the stage of the infection, other opportunistic infections, type of treatment etc.