Research suggest that physical activity (PA) is inversely related to numerous metabolic disorders in people who are living with HIV. Objective and accurate measurement of habitual physical activity in this population is essential for a better knowledge of the relationship between physical activity levels and health benefits (Nuria Garatachea, Physical Activity Measurements Using Accelerometers and Pedometers in HIV-Infected People).
Physical activity was estimated by the IPAQ instrument and subjects were considered physically active if they engaged weekly in at least 150 minutes of physical activity. physical activity has been recommended previously in HIV to induce favourable metabolic changes and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Although its prevalence is really low in this population but it shows some possible beneficial effects on HIV infected patients (E. Pedrol, Physical Activity Associated with HIV). Physical activity may prevent or attenuate adverse effects of lipodystrophy syndrome in the HIV-infected patients who has taken Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, but it has not been fully evaluated in the infected patients. Sandra C Fuchs aimed to investigate the association between physical activity and lipodystrophy syndrome in HIV-infected individuals and evaluated by the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (Association of Physical Activity with Lipodystrophy Syndrome in HIV Infected Patients).
Last date updated on May, 2021