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Sports Athletes With Hiv

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Articles
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 in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America, it is "difficult to find" many such programs in the U.S.,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington, D.C.: College Athletes Use Sports to Teach Kids About AIDS

Grassroot Project is a District-based 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... Read more »
Being Alive

"Am I Undatable Because I'm HIV+?"

I have a good job. I am athletic and health oriented. I am the boy next door. I live right outside of one of the largest and gayest cities in the world. I have awesome family and friends. Oh, and I happen to have HIV. Because of the latter,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Mandatory HIV Tests For Athletes

I was wondering if there is mandatory sports testing for contact sports (both professional and non-professional). Also, where can I get more info on this on the net? Thanks so much!...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Don't know and don't know.... Read more »

HIV+ child and sports

My adopted HIV+ son is very athletic and agile. His VL is undetectable and CD4 is normal. Is there any reason why he should not be involved in non-contact organized sports such as gymnastics or baseball? Should I divulge his status even if I...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
We encourage our HIV positive kids to engage in sports. Most schools and coaches are careful to limit exposure to anyone's blood or fluids and use "universal precautions." With an undetectable viral load, your son's risk of... Read more »

HIV transmission through sports

Dear Dr.I was wondering what are the chances of contracting HIV through sporting events? Specifically,my boyfriend was playing basketball and got cut. However, he did not put a bandaid on immediately but nobody else was apparently cut or bleeding....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Oops. I'm not a doctor, and this isn't a workplace question, so please re-direct this question to a section of the website where there are people more qualified to answer it. Thanks.... Read more »

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 »
Connect With Others

LOOKING FOR HIV+ ATHLETES IN & NEAR NYC...

Posted by icastu
Logo is doing a search to find 3 charismatic, healthy and active male athletes to star in an upcoming Public Service Announcement airing on Logo only.
These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living... Read more »

LOOKING FOR HIV+ ATHLETES IN & NEAR NYC...

Posted by icastu
Logo is doing a search to find 3 charismatic, healthy and active male athletes to star in an upcoming Public Service Announcement airing on Logo only.
These athletes will be filmed talking about the passion they have for their sport and how living... 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 »

Betting on sports?

Posted by INSASONSISP
The lakers trumped the celtics in game seven in the this year national basketball association finals. I lost $60 at the game, do you fellas bet sports? Any kind of tips for newbies? Read more »