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Can People With Hiv Work Out And Lift Weights

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ExercisingWeight Lifting and HIV

Is exercising and or weight lifting ok for an Hiv + individual who is relatively healthy. If so what would you recommend on starting out. I have the means to start a workout program at a local gym. The only problem is I have mild fatigue and...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear San Antonio,I am definitely pro-excercise. For people with HIV it is not only OK but highly recommended. At the risk of sounding like a zealot, here are some of the benefits: it can improve depression, decrease fatigue, it prevents heart... Read more »

Lifting weights

Nelson,I seem to recall you telling some HIV+ person not to lift while their muscles were sore.... Read more »

Lifting heavy weight is NOT good???

Hi Mr Nelson. I have a question I wanted to ask you. I have been lifting heavy weight for almost 8... Read more »

UN Secretary-General Urges Countries to Follow the United States and Lift Travel Restrictions for People Living With HIV

Geneva, Switzerland/New York, N.Y. -- UNAIDS welcomes President Obama's announcement of the final rule removing entry restrictions based on HIV status from US policy. The removal of HIV-related travel restrictions in the US overturns a policy that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The iPrEx Results: Lifting Hopes, Raising Questions

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Corporate Leaders Call on 46 Countries to Lift Travel Restrictions for People Living With HIV

Two dozen corporate leaders on Sunday signed a statement calling on 46 countries to lift restrictions on travelers who are living with HIV because the policies are discriminatory and bad for business, VOA's "Breaking News " blog reports (7/22). Some... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mississippi Medicaid Drug Policy Limiting Prescription Drugs Soon Will Be Lifted for HIV-Positive People, Assistant AG Says

A policy limiting the number of brand-name prescription drugs that Mississippi's Medicaid program beneficiaries can receive soon will be lifted for HIV-positive people, according to state Assistant Attorney General Harold Pizzetta, the AP/Biloxi ... Read more »
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countries where HIV+ people can work

Posted by markkkkky, 4 Replies

I just want to know if there are other countries where HIV+ people can work and be able to grant a work permit? I know there are countries who don't have restrictions, but only for short visits and vacations.

If ever there is, is HIV testing a... Read more »

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work!

This is maybe not the right place to do this but still:

There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting... Read more »

Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
POZ for 11 years here, been doing great on my meds, T-Cell count is over 1,100 and VL is undetectable, but I am ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV... Read more »