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The Effect of Floor Aerobics Exercise on Immunity Induction of People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Case of “Yetessfa Bisrat Miskir Association”, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
International Journal of Immunology
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2016, Pages: 6-12
Received: Jul. 12, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 21, 2016; Published: Aug. 15, 2016
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Yenehun Taye, Department of Sport Science, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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There is much scientific evidence that indicates that physical exercise training is not only appropriate but also warranted for patients with HIV/AIDS. The study was carried out to identify the effects of floor aerobic exercise on immunity induction of people with HIV/AIDS Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) users. A convenience sample of 26 subjects (26 male and 26 female participants) between the age of 30 and 50 years (mean 38.6) were participated with a minimum of 28 and maximum 36 sessions. The study aimed to compare of the results before and after exercise of the study subjects and also with respect to sex difference. A component of T-cells of PETR compared with POETR has shown that significantly difference at the probability level of 5% except CD8 count. The mean comparison of Females and Males components of T-cells count PET compared with POET has shown that significantly difference at the probability level of 5% except the mean value of male CD8 result. In total sample mean difference of T-cells (CD4=279, CD8=104, CD3=426 cells/mm3 and CD4/CD8 ratio=0.2); The same parameters for male subjects mean difference of T-cells (CD4=296.15, CD8=38, CD3=486.61 cell/mm3, ratio of CD4 to CD8=0.22, These findings suggest that increasing duration, frequency, modality and intensity of floor aerobics exercise might have beneficial effects on immunity induction in people with HIV/AIDS.
Floor Aerobic Exercise, Immunity, HIV/AIDS
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Yenehun Taye, The Effect of Floor Aerobics Exercise on Immunity Induction of People Living with HIV/AIDS: The Case of “Yetessfa Bisrat Miskir Association”, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, International Journal of Immunology. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 6-12. doi: 10.11648/j.iji.20160402.11
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