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When Is Exercise Bad For HIV Patients

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Exercise and HIV

Why Is Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or fight HIV disease, but it may help you feel better and fight many of the side effects of HIV disease and HIV medications. It can also help you live healthier while ageing with HIV. What Are the Advantages...
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exercising in HIV patients

How exercises can improve the overall health in HIV patients...
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
Absolutely. Just in those without HIV infection, exercise in HIV infected people is good for overall health, and cardiovascular and immune systems.... Read more »

benefits and/or precautions for exercise in the patient with HIV/AIDS

Can you please discuss and/or refer me to any articles/research that discusses the benefits, precautions, guidelines or contraindications of exercise (aerobic, strengthening, stretching) for a person with HIV and the person with AIDS? Has any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I strongly recommend exercise for everyone HIV+ or not! It may be even more crucial for those of us with HIV disease or other chronic conditions because we are prone to lose vital lean body mass. Exercise has been shown in multiple clinical... Read more »

Recent Diagnosis- Is exercise bad for me?

I was diagnosed in August of this year (2008) and I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about nutrition and exercise. I am seeing some conflicting information. I have read that working out may cause a drop in your CD4, and that not...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Cardiovascular exercise and weight training are good for you, with or without HIV. But overtraining (too much exercise) can increase your levels of cortisone and decrease immune function. Exercise builds lean body mass (the main compartment that... Read more »

HIV+ / brain cancer marathon runner-- Too bad we don't choose our fatal disease

I have been HIV positive for 5.5 years. During that time period my viral load has almost always been undetectable. I never had any opportunistic infections during the past 5.5 years. I recently wrote a book pleading to get AIDS medicine out to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear Richard: That's quite a gut-wrenching post. First, I can sympathize with your comments about experiencing more kindness and caring with the diagnosis of cancer, than with AIDS. I have certainly heard this very often from my AIDS patients... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

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HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research Study
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A few years ago, when I was 24 yrs old, I sent out a mail-in HIV test kit that I had purchased from my local drugstore. About a week later, I called the phone... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

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To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

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To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous
On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among individuals who have been diagnosed as HIV positive. Our... Read more »