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HERNANDEZ ZAYAS, Marcia Sandra; MATURELL LORENZO, Joaquín; VIGIL ZULUETA, Isabel Adela  and  RODRIGUEZ NAPOLES, María Julia. Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of people with HIV/AIDS. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.9, pp.1-9. ISSN 1029-3019.

Physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of people with HIV/AIDS compensates handicap indexes and increases life quality, independently of its length period. However, it has to be permanent -- according to the needs of these people --, individualized, flexible, adaptive, and closely related to medical care. Thus, it is concluded that repercussions of deficiencies, handicaps, and disabilities (temporal or permanent) due to this infection must be assessed and carefully treated by a multidisciplinary medical staff when they are not produced exclusively in the physical level.

Keywords : human immunodeficiency virus; aids; physiotherapeutic rehabilitation; life quality.

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