Precautions and Contraindications
Individuals with HIV/AIDS who engage in regular exercise or plan to start should consider the following:
- Clearance to participate in exercise and/or physical activity should be should be sought from a physician or health care provider prior to engaging in activity.
- Baseline assessments of cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, and strength should be performed.
- Aerobic activity should start at lower volumes and progress at slow rates.
- Resistance training should take into the account the disease and medication limitations but should follow the ACSM guidelines.