Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2018, Page: 43-47
Effects of Aerobic Exercise on CD4 Count Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nekemte, Ethiopia
Girma T. Jaleta, Department of Sport Science; College of Natural Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Seumitra Mondal, Department of Sport Science; College of Natural Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Mohammed Abdulkedar, Institute of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medical science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Mathi Vanan, Department of Sport Science; College of Natural Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Received: Sep. 13, 2018;       Accepted: Oct. 12, 2018;       Published: Nov. 1, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.iji.20180603.11      View  239      Downloads  22
The study was aimed to determine the effect of aerobic exercises on CD4 count among people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, Nekemte. The study was a randomized controlled trial of pre post design. Fifty eight subjects were participants and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Baseline values of the variables were determined. Experimental group participated in moderate intensity aerobic exercise treadmill aerobic exercise for 12 weeks. The control group was encouraged to highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) and advised usually day to day activity. Approval and ethical clearance of the protocol was sought form Health Research and Ethical Review Committee of Mekelle University registration No ERC0771/2016 and registered under clinical trials. Gov of registration NO. NCT0300914 The collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 20. The level of significance for all analyses was set at P < 0.05. From data obtained mean ages in year's participants 34.66+(4.56) of control group and 38.1+(4.90) experimental group. There was significant improvement (p < 0.05) in the variables between pre- and post-tests in the experimental group. In the control group, there were CD4 cell counts, insignificant improvement was observed. CD4 cell of PLWHIV/AIDS who participated in the 12 weeks moderate intensity treadmill aerobic exercise were significantly improved.
HIV/AIDS, Aerobic Exercise, ART, CD4, Viral Load, PLWHIV/AIDS
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Girma T. Jaleta, Seumitra Mondal, Mohammed Abdulkedar, Mathi Vanan, Effects of Aerobic Exercise on CD4 Count Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nekemte, Ethiopia, International Journal of Immunology. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2018, pp. 43-47. doi: 10.11648/j.iji.20180603.11
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