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Athletes With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case of HIV-Positive Canadian Football Player Refuels Debate Over HIV-Positive Professional Athletes, New York Times Reports

The case of an HIV-positive Canadian Football League player "has rekindled debate" over whether HIV-positive athletes "should be barred from competition," the New York Times reports. Trevis Smith, a seven-season veteran of the CFL's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines HIV-Positive Athletes in the Gay Games

The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday examined the challenges faced by HIV-positive athletes attending the Gay Games 2006 , which are being held from July 15 though July 22 in Chicago (Meyer, Chicago Tribune , 7/19). About 12,000 athletes from 100... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Athletes, Sports Leagues Should Increase HIV/AIDS Advocacy Programs, Opinion Piece Says

While sports have been a "vehicle" for disseminating HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention and education information in Africa and developing countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, it is "difficult to find" many such programs in the U.S.,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hiv and athletes

Hi Doc, just wondering if an Hiv positive should carry on with strenuous exercises like gymnasium workout or athletics related behaviour?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Absolutely! Exercise is healthy for everyone HIV positive or not. And besides, how else are we going to be able to look better naked?See you at the gym.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Intensely Athletic and HIV+... Is this a problem?

I run marathons and have been living with HIV for 9 years. I feel great. My t-cells are 400 and my viral load undetectable. Some of my friends say that I'm putting too much pressure on my immune system, that I'm straining too much. That...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Sure sounds like you are in good shape. We generally advise program that includes muscle strengthening exercizes as well as aerobic exercize. A marathon would kill me, but your body is clearly used to this degree of aerobic stress. Just ensure... Read more »

top athletes and hiv

I am 18 and just diagnosed positive. Was infected 1 month ago. Can i continue my career as a top international athlete (hard training) and what about medication?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Of course you can! HIV should not stop you from achieving your dreams. Just make sure that your HIV viral load is controlled and that you eat and rest properly.Let us know if you need anything!Nelson... Read more »

hiv meds and athlete's foot drug

I am hiv+ since 2009, and on hiv meds since 2011(azt+lamivudine+nivirapine).I have athelet's foot problem for 10 years. Would you provide any suggestions of treatment of my feet problem, without drugs interactions between feet drug and hiv...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is quite safet to use topical antifungal powders for athlete's foot (also called tinea pedis or ringworm). Keeping the feet dry and clean are important factors otherwise tough to clear up or prevent prompt return of the problem. In the US... Read more »
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LOOKING FOR HIV+ ATHLETES IN & NEAR NYC...

Posted by icastu
Logo is doing a search to find 3 charismatic, healthy and active male athletes to star in an upcoming Public Service Announcement airing on Logo only.
These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living... Read more »

LOOKING FOR HIV+ ATHLETES IN & NEAR NYC...

Posted by icastu
Logo is doing a search to find 3 charismatic, healthy and active male athletes to star in an upcoming Public Service Announcement airing on Logo only.
These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living... Read more »

Athlete's foot getting worse due to hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've had athletes foot ever since I've been young. My feet always crack and peel. If you were infected with hiv after 13 weeks would it cause your foot problem to get worse? I am noticing more peeling lately. Read more »

Athlete's foot question....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I see a lot of contradictory statements on this. Can athelete's foot approximately six weeks after a relatively low risk event be a symptom or not. I have no other symptoms. Is six weeks a likely time for this to develop? Is athlete's foot even... Read more »