High food prices and cuts in food aid to HIV-positive people are forcing relief organizations in Burkina Faso to take another look at local foods to keep people healthy. According to new regulations issued by the national AIDS control council, CNLS, only people starting on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) medication will be entitled to food rations, and then only for the first six months of treatment. Previously, all people living with HIV and their families were eligible for food aid. CNLS has published a nutrition guide to help people living with HIV to identify nutritious local foodstuffs. (IRIN)

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