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To examine the effect of floor aerobics exercise on immunity induction of people living with HIV /AIDS and to propose recommendations to keep the health status of HIV positive individuals.
In the global rank, Ethiopia has the 5th largest number of people living with the virus. The epidemic started from a low base in the 1980s which spread rapidly in the 1990s and already an estimated 1.5 million Ethiopian adults and 250,000 children are living with the virus about 90 % of the reported AIDS cases were between the age of 20 and 49, the most important ages from the economic and social points of view.
A recent study conducted by Mr. Yenehun Taye has investigated the effect of floor aerobics exercise on immunity induction of people living with HIV /AIDS at Dire Dawa ,Ethiopia. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criterion among ART users from “Yetessfa bisrat miskir Association”, 52 study participants were selected with the use of their full willingness for the study purpose and recruited until the required sample size reached. And then the floor aerobics exercise training program was held at Medhanialem Primary & Secondary School training hall and the laboratory was conducted at Dill-Chora referral hospital, Dire-Dawa City Administration, Eastern Ethiopia.
Picture 1: Study participants with blood samples partially April, 2012
In the paper, Yenehun showed that moderate intensity floor aerobic exercise training implemented by trained professional is both safe and effective in HIV-infected persons. Finally this finding occluded that increasing duration, frequency, intensity and modality of floor aerobics exercise might have beneficial effects on immunity induction of people living with HIV/AIDS individuals and also might have effects on immunity induction difference between males and females HIV infected individuals due to sex based difference.
Yenehun Taye, Department of Sport Science, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia