International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Alexis Ortiz

Alexis Ortiz
School of Physical Therapy,
6700 Fannin St., Houston, TX

  • Review Article
    Exercise for Adults Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
    Author(s): Alexis OrtizAlexis Ortiz

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is now considered a chronic, long-term disease, potentially affecting all body systems and causing disturbances in functional status. Beside the immune system, the cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and musculoskeletal systems are three of the body systems most affected by HIV and/or its treatment. With these systems affected, mobility and functional activities can be limited in people with this chronic infection. Aerobic and resistive exercise programs have improved bodily function, Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), and increased participation in daily life activities of individuals living with HIV. Rehabilitation professionals involved in the treatment of people living with HIV infection must consider exercise prescription or promotion of an active lifestyle as part of their routine clinical evaluation .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000213

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