|Is it ok to run marathons when you are HIV+?
May 10, 2006
I'm HIV+ and run marathons - anything from 10km to 90km. Is this going to be good for my health in the long run? Presently my cd-4 count is 400 and my vl is 3500 and I'm asymptomatic and not yet on treatment. Thank you for your help and advice in this regard. Cliff
| Response from Dr. Young
Clif- Thanks for your post.
I can see no reason why you shouldn't be able to run marathons-- indeed, it's heartening to know that our patients are capable of doing activities like this (because I couldn't).
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