Researchers at the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) have concluded that no amount of food or supplement can substitute for medical treatment of HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. While nutrition is important for general well-being, the consensus panel of the ASSAf confirmed, good health for people living with either infection in Africa means antiretroviral therapy.

The 15-member panel, which includes nutritionists, immunologists, biochemists, and infectious disease physicians, has submitted the report to government officials and it can now be viewed online.