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Allison Webel

Author, HIV Activist, Professor

Allison Webel is the lead author of "Living a Healthy Life with HIV", an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a part of the Stanford Patient Education Research Center.
5 Critical Exercise Guidelines For People Living With

5 Critical Exercise Guidelines For People Living With HIV

Recent studies indicate that people living with HIV have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Although a number of pharmacological strategies under investigation should help minimize this risk, behavioral interventions, such as physical activity and exercise, also can lower the risk. However, as with anyone living with a chronic disease, questions will arise whether or not it is safe to exercise with HIV. The answer is a resounding YES.
02/23/2016 02:35 EST
HIV Patients Can Live Normal, Healthy Lives Despite The

HIV Patients Can Live Normal, Healthy Lives Despite The Stigma

High profile disclosures of HIV status, like Charlie Sheen's, remind us of just how far we've come in treating HIV in the past 30 years. HIV is now a chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease or emphysema. However, there are still questions -- such as can people with HIV really live normal, healthy lives?
01/27/2016 03:54 EST
Four Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Your

Four Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Your HIV

Just because you have HIV doesn't mean that life stops. There are still chores to do, friends to keep up with, jobs to perform, and family relationships to maintain. Sure, things you once took for granted may become more complicated in the face of HIV, but you don't need to give them up.
01/22/2016 12:19 EST