Yale University

CIRA Talk: "Physical Activity among People with HIV"

Please join us on Zoom for a CIRA Talk followed by a moderated discussion with audience and Q&A. This virtual event is open to the public.

Zoom registration: http://tinyurl.com/5n8dmm2n

We look forward to your participation. Please contact Erin Nicholson (erin.nicholson@yale.edu) for questions about this event.

CIRA Talk: "Physical Activity among People with HIV”

Physical activity is associated with improved health outcomes among people with HIV (PWH). In the recent pandemic context, policies designed to mitigate COVID-19 transmission may result in an increase in sedentary lifestyle and decreased physical activity. In this talk, our team will give a brief overview of our CIRA-funded pilot study “Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity Among Individuals with HIV During the First COVID 19 Wave”. We will share findings of our analysis on self-reported physical activity and factors associated with physical inactivity during the early phase of the pandemic among a sample of PWH in two HIV clinics in the US Northeast. In addition, our team will discuss our to-date findings from an on-going systematic review that identifies, evaluates, and synthesizes the literature on physical activity interventions tailored to PWH with unhealthy substance use. We will discuss our extensive literature search, data extraction methods, study characteristics, intervention elements, and outcomes variables measured among the 11 included studies. We will also discuss our ideas for next steps and invite suggestions and feedback on developing an intervention to promote physical activity among PWH. 

Speakers: E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, AAHIVS (Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health), Dini Harsono, MSc (CIRA), and Colleen B. Mistler, PhD (Yale School of Medicine)

Moderator: John Pachankis, PhD (Yale School of Public Health)

Discussant: Melinda Irwin, PhD, MPH (Yale School of Public Health)



Published: Friday, January 26, 2024