Home > Infectious Disease > The Importance of Good Health to Fight HIV Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 20, 2008 by PJohnson, Views: 2868 Maintaining good health habits can help to fight HIV. Gettng enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising can maximize the chances of a healthy life, and delaying the progression of HIV to clinical AIDS. This is also true of other chronic diseases. Dr. Philip Johnson Carle CLinic. AIDSVideos.org.