May 17, 2001
Can you help me iam trying to find information on for and against exercise as an additional therapy in individuals with HIV/Aids. i would be very grateful if you could take time out to help me. Tony. Ps can you reply by sending your response to me via email
Response from Dr. Young
In general terms, exercise is fine for persons with HIV infection. Resistance training can increase muscle bulk and strength. Even modest aerobic exercise has been shown in large studies to reduce risk of caridovascular disease and stroke. Aerobics can also lower total and HDL ("bad") cholesterols.
Within reason, there is little downside to regular exercise. If you have not done this before, I would certainly recommend that you ask your doctor before starting. Hope this helps, BY
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