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Is Exercise Good For Hiv

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Exercise and HIV

...You can get dehydrated (lose too much water) if you do not drink enough liquids to keep up your fluid levels. Injuries may take more time to heal. You can lose lean body mass if you exercise too much. Serious cases can lead to AIDS wasting (see Fact Sheet 519 ). You can injure yourself if you use the wrong "form" in exercises. Exercise can help those with heart disease, but talk to your doctor to make sure that you are able to exercise...
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Can nutrition and exercise help improve HIV-related neuropathy?

Some background about me: I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in April of this year, a late-stage diagnosis with CD4 <50. My count is still <50 but I have recently started Atripla. In the past 2 months I have also been treated for PCP and subsequently...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) can be caused by HIV or by medications like Zerit (D4T). You are not taking Zerit. PN can be confused with other issues, so it is good to see a neurologist 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," 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 naked!See you... Read more »

HIV and strenuous exercise

Dear Dr. Boyle, If someone is newly infected with HIV, with all of today's treatments, how many symptom free years could they have on the average? Also, is strenuous exercise good for someone with HIV infection if they were already in top shape for...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...They could be symptom free for a lifetime if they get appropriate medical care and treatment and they adhere to it. Exercise is not a problem and in fact is likely to help, so feel free to continue with your exeercise routines. Read more »

HIV, diet and exercise

I would like to know, how much exercise is good (gym), what is the latest in diets and nutritional supplemets like sustacal and would you recommend usage of steroids to maintain BCM?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...individually. Generally if you want to build muscle mass, resistance exercises are better than aerobic training. If you have HIV, a good diet and exercise is usually sufficient. If you have lost BCM, you should ask your MD to check testosterone... 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 »

Exercise, Aging and HIV the facts and where we stand today in order. Where Are We Today? Twenty-seven percent of all people living with AIDS in the U.S. are over 50. In New York City this percentage jumps to over 36% for those over 50 and a whopping 74%... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. HIV/AIDS, Development Work in Africa "Wise Exercise of American Influence," Bush Says

... The U.S. effort to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa is "work of healing and redemption" and is a "wise exercise of American influence," President Bush said Thursday during Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increased Evidence Finds Exercise Beneficial to HIV-Positive People, Sacramento Bee Reports increasing muscle mass and improving heart and lung endurance, the Sacramento Bee reports. Many people living with HIV/AIDS have begun or resumed exercise regimens since the development of antiretroviral drugs in the 1990s, according to... Read more »
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Exercise and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...I'm currently writing an article on exercise, yoga, and HIV and would be interested in speaking with people who are exercising and trying to maintain their weight, lose weight, deal with 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 »

How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...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 »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »