HIV is often linked with mental decline and worsening motor skills. When the virus attacks someone's nervous system, it can damage their brain and cause HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).
Symptoms of HAND include at least two of the following:
Short attention span
Poor coordination and balance
Weakness in the a...
May help stabilize or prevent declines in CD4+ cell
Start exercising while you are healthy, and do your best to find new
ways to keep yourself motivated to maintain your exercise program.
The ability of a person who has HIV to improve his or her fitness
through training is similar to that of a person who does not have HIV. But
people with HIV may find it harder to continue with a training program because
of fatigue or muscle wasting.
Participation in competitive sports does not pose a risk of spreading
HIV to other athletes or coaches. In sports in which exposure to blood can
occur, the risk of spreading HIV is very small. But if a person
(HIV-infected or not) does start to bleed, he or she should be taken out of the
game and the wounds should be covered before the person returns to the
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September 09, 2014
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