Physical Training on Immunological and Virological Response to HIV Infected Patients
Physical training can be a non-pharmacological intervention to improve the parameters of health-related physical fitness. However, it has not been fully determined its potential influence on virologic and immunologic outcomes yet. The aim of this article is to review the scientific literature on the effects of physical training on immune response and viral load of HIV positive individuals. The research method was based on a systematic review of randomized clinical trials, consisting of articles published between 1999 and 2012 on PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, Lilacs and Medline databases. From the outcomes of this systematic review of randomized clinical trials, it is possible to affirm that aerobic and concurrent training with multiple sets, despite being safe, do not interfere in the increase in the immune response and in the decrease in viral load of HIV people living with HIV/AIDS.