Practicing regular physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of certain illnesses (EU Physical Activity Guidelines) and considering this, the ARIE project wants to promote fitness therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) who are in treatment.

With life expectancy increasing and the symptomatology of HIV being altered since the advent of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), we are now learning about associated metabolic changes with negative and possibly fatal implications for PLHIV.

The ARIE project wants to offer PLHIV an innovative fitness protocol that helps them to accept and reconnect with their bodies, re-build self-confidence, address mental health issues and improve their overall well-being and not forgetting that a combination of aerobic and resistance exercises can help modify risk factors. It has been demonstrated that PLHIV could benefit from this physical activity, thus enhancing their life expectancy and health-related quality of life.