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Effect Of Exercise On HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

... Why Is Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or
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Exercise and HIV

Nelson, is there any documented research that shows that regular exercise keeps the onset of AIDS in check for longtime survivors of HIV who strictly adhere to their medication regiment. I am 55 y/o, have been positive for 17 years, and in the best...
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 Epidemiology , Volume 9 , Issue 2 , Pages 127 - 131 T . MustafaHaving exercised was associated with slower progression to AIDS at 1 year (); hazard ratios (HR) at 2, 3, and 4 years were 0.96, 1.18, and 1.36, respectively. Having exercised was... Read more »

Dieting and HIV

I am HIV poz, 37 and will be starting meds soon. I am about 25lbs. overweight and I'd like to lose it. Are those contradictive plans?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Patients starting HIV medication often will gain weight (mostly fat) in the first year. Efforts to effectively exercise/diet are compatable with starting HIV medication and are encouraged. KH Read more »

Is there such thing as too much exercise for us HIV+ people?

Heya Bob!I am a big fan this website. It's a great source of info and your attitude in particular gives us confidence that we can live positively with the virus. But to my question!We know that exercise, fitness and good diet help in our fight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...intense training," but I can assure you it does not apply to us virally enhanced gym bunnies. In addition to the beneficial effects of exercise that you listed, I would add one more crucial beneficial effect: Exercise makes us look better... Read more »

HIV Treatment

Iam taking HIV treatment for more than 4 years now but my stomach is becoming too big, what to do should I stop
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...medications.An evaluation by your HIV specialist with advice on whether switching medication might help, and the role of diet and exercise interventions is suggested. KH Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...Eat mild foods and soups, not spicy. Ginger ale or ginger tea might settle your stomach. So can the smell of fresh lemon. Exercise regularly. Don't skip meals or to lose too much weight! Marijuana (see Fact Sheet 731 ) can reduce nausea.... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...recommend treatment with medication. Make sure to ask your health care provider about how to take the medication, possible side effects, and whether there are any interactions with HIV drugs you take. Some of the osteoporosis medications that... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...and the body doesn't respond to the insulin normally Some people with type 2 diabetes are able to control it with diet and exercise, many others need diabetes medication, and some need insulin Most common form of diabetes, usually occurring... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms? I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »


Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies it possible for doing too much exercise to advance the virus? exercise is a good thing in general, but is there too much? Read more »

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...As few as 10 years ago, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence. From the time a person developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally Read more »


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