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Hiv And Athletics

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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 »

top athletes and hiv

I am 18 and just diagnosed positive. Was infected 1 month ago. Can i continue my career as a top... Read more »

Mandatory HIV Tests For Athletes

I was wondering if there is mandatory sports testing for contact sports (both professional and... Read more »
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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

Chicago Tribune Examines HIV-Positive Athletes in the Gay Games

...Louganis, an HIV-positive Olympic gold medalist who spoke at the opening ceremony of the Games, said that being involved in athletics can help HIV-positive people. "I feel that getting into the gym is as important as taking my medications,"... Read more »
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 »
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 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
...pursuing what they love and maintaining their lifestyle. They will be considering athletes of all ages and ethnicities and from all sports and all levels (amateur to professional). Those selected will be paid $800 for their time. If you fit the... 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 »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...to them - "well just look at him he has no eating problems" and looked directly at my stomache. First off, I am not a skinny, athletic guy or wasted looking guy (even though I do have an AIDS diagnosis). I have always been chubby all my life. My... Read more »