Reportage:Role of Physiotherapy awareness in HIV/AIDS By Dr.Manali Yadav, Dr.Jyoti Parle, Dr.Ruturaj Shete

HIV/AIDS is a condition in which the immune system starts to fail progressively causing life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers. India has been working tremendously hard to eradicate HIV/AIDS which poses serious health challenges to a large number of population living in the country. HIV/AIDS has no cure but still people with HIV/AIDS can live a normal and healthy life with physical exercise as it improves CD4 counts in them, ultimately improving the physiological and psychological health.

MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai is a multidisciplinary hospital in which physiotherapy department took initiative and organized an HIV awareness camp at AHF centre, Jyothis Charitable Trust, Kalamboli on 9th January, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm. AHF is an institution managed by the congregation of 'Sisters of the Destitute', Santhi Dham province. The main objective of the camp was to create awareness of physiotherapy (physical activity/exercises) among people living with HIV/AIDS and how these exercises along with medical treatment can help them to live longer and healthier lifestyle. And also, to train the interns to render community services.

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