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Physical therapy for persons with HIV

Jan 15, 1999

Hi Rick, I'm interested in the physical therapy side of AIDS/HIV. How is it used for pain management and keeping the functional level intact with the progression of patients. Do the majority of Aids pt's follow thru with a physical therapy program? Please forward any sites or info relating to PT side of AIDS. Thank you for your time:)

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Thank you for your question. Let me refer you to the following review articles that discuss physical therapy in persons with HIV infection:

Physical therapy management for the patient with HIV. Lower extremity challenges. Galantino M, et. al. Clin Podiatr Med Surg April 1998 Vol. 15 #2 Pages 329-346

Pain syndromes in HIV infection. Penfold J and Clark A Can J Anaesth September 1992 Vol. 39 #7 Pages 724-730

Physical therapy for the patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Rosensweet E and Fink C Clin Podiatr Med Surg October 1992 Vol. 9 #4 Pages 883-893

You can order these reports at most libraries, or order them online through the National Library of Medicine.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Centers for Disease Control at 1.800.232.4636 (Nationwide).

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