Contribution of Physical Education in the fields of sport, physical activity, health and education for children and young people living with HIV

Luiz Rodrigo Augustemak de Lima Davi Monteiro Teixeira Elisabete Cristina Morandi dos Santos Edio Luiz Petroski About the authors


This narrative review examined documents that show the activity of Physical Education professionals for children and young people living with HIV. Forty documents were analyzed, highlighting the main contributions: 1) Sports / Physical Activity for social inclusion of youth in social vulnerability, reducing discrimination and stigma and development of motor skills; 2) Health, for treatment adherence, sexual and reproductive health, functional assessment, prescription, guidance and supervision of physical exercises; 3) Education, for prevention of infection / re-infection with HIV, education for sexual and reproductive health. These interventions include major initiatives to improve the quality of life and to coping the pandemic of HIV in children and young people.

Key words
Children; Education; HIV; Sports

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