Athletes With Hiv

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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 »

Intensely Athletic and HIV+... Is this a problem?

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Hiv and athletes

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The Body

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 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 »
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, Read more »
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