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Athletic Restrictions For Those Living With Hiv Aids

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HIV and contact sports

Hello and thank you for all your work on this site. As someone who recently found out I was infected thebody.com really helped me in the first week or two before I calmed down, especially all the doctors' forum responses.I wanted to ask a question...
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Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Get your viral load to undetectable most of all. I think there are contact sports that present fewer risks of bleeding than others, so I would probably gravitate towards those.How can you enjoy any sport when Read more »

HIV/sports

Hello from Sweden, I am 66 years, master swimmer got HIV from Asia 3 years ago Now first week on... Read more »

Competitive in Sports with HIV ??

Do you think it's possible to still stay at the top for a few more years in aphysically hard sport... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

...program that teams up college athletes with local youth to provide them with the tools and information they need to prevent HIV/AIDS. "Sports are a way to break the ice and begin a serious discussion," said Tyler Spencer, the project's founder... Read more »
The Body

Sports and Support: An Entry From an HIV-Positive Athlete

...popular. I currently play for Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club. Since I have been so involved with POZIAM and my work in the HIV/AIDS community, I took time off from playing soccer and before I knew it, 3 years had passed. I started seeing my... 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, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Olympic Committee, UNAIDS Agree to Work Together to Increase AIDS Awareness Among Sport Community

...The International Olympic Committee and UNAIDS on Tuesday agreed to combine their efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, especially among the sports community, according to a joint release . The organizations signed a memorandum of... Read more »
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LOOKING FOR HIV+ ATHLETES IN & NEAR NYC...

Posted by icastu
...airing on Logo only. These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living with HIV does not prevent them from pursuing what they love and maintaining their lifestyle. They will be considering athletes... Read more »

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

Posted by icastu
...airing on Logo only. These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living with HIV does not prevent them from pursuing what they love and maintaining their lifestyle. They will be considering athletes... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, 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 »