Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of HIV infection?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Fazia Mir, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A Cochrane database review of randomized controlled trials showed that aerobic exercise plays an important role in the care of adults living with HIV. Meta-analyses suggest that performing constant or interval aerobic exercise, or a combination of constant aerobic and progressive resistance exercises for at least 20 minutes 3 times per week for at least 5 weeks appears to be safe and may lead to improvements in selected outcomes of cardiopulmonary fitness (VO2max), body composition (leg muscle area, percent body fat), and psychological status (depression-dejection symptoms). [27]


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