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Hiv And The Gym

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HIV + and Gym

I have read before that HIV + persons should do light training in the gym. Is this true and why?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Moderate exercise is good for everyone, with or without HIV. The rationale for exercise is that it conditions your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, it is helpful to dispel moderate Read more »

HIV + GYM + BLOOD

Hi,At the gym i go to the bicep curl machine is very popular and the arms pads are all torn up. I... Read more »

HIV in the gym?

My Beloved Dr. Bob, I deeply ADMIRE you and only you can put my mind at ease.I'm in panic mode... Read more »
Articles
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Hitting the Gym With HIV Fitness Stud Nelson Vergel

...like to extend a special thanks to The Poverello Center in Ft Lauderdale. Poverello not only provides food for people with AIDS, they opened the Friends Fitness Center and graciously allowed Nelson and me to film this video there. And... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Body

It Ain't Easy: Exercise, HIV and Me

...know that it is actually helping me stay strong and flexible. More importantly, I exercise because it empowers me to fight this HIV running inside of me. I still lift weights just as much as I did before getting HIV. I also still do my runs,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv from used steriod needle at gym!!

Posted by hwood76, 1 Reply
...any.. But I am worried that maybe a needle was wrapped in a ball of paper and stuck me through the paper.. should i test for hiv.. also.. There was no blood on my hand so if I didi get stuck it didnt go very deep but I did see a very small nic of... Read more »

First night I slept all night

Posted by hrdrsr, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot on here on how to sleep when you are on meds, but I am not on them and I have had my mind never go to sleep since I found out about this. I know it is my nerves, but working out and making myself very tired helped thanks... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are... Read more »

Trying to find help so I can cope.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
...me. I am White, Female, Straight, Married, have health insurance, make good money (mid class)with lots of bills. I thought HIV was HIV and who should care about sexual orientation. We are all sharing this disease together and should stand... Read more »