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Hiv Positive Athletes

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top athletes and hiv

I am 18 and just diagnosed positive. Was infected 1 month ago. Can i continue my career as a top international athlete (hard training) and what about medication?
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 course you can! HIV should not stop you from achieving your dreams. Just make sure that your HIV viral load is controlled and that you eat and rest Read more »

Hiv and athletes

Hi Doc, just wondering if an Hiv positive should carry on with strenuous exercises like gymnasium... Read more »

Athlete living with AIDS

Do you think that it is a good idea for an athlete who just found out that he was HIV positive, to... Read more »
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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

... The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday examined the challenges faced by HIV-positive athletes attending the Gay Games 2006 , which are being held from July 15 though July 22 in Chicago (Meyer, Chicago Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Case of HIV-Positive Canadian Football Player Refuels Debate Over HIV-Positive Professional Athletes, New York Times Reports

...in 1992. Some CFL players are expressing similar concerns, and the Canadian Public Health Association is distributing HIV/AIDS educational information to the nine CFL teams (Westhead, New York Times , 11/15). Back to other news for November... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

It'z HIV positive so look 4 the positive side

Posted by lilmisskathy
...things dont go the way there supost to bt we learn to get over it things happen 4 a reson i dont blame my real mom for given me HIV in fact I love her for it ... itz made me who i am its apart of me.. it might not be good bt thatz why i take... Read more »