ΚΕΤΗΕΑ is a partner in project ARIE, a two-year European project aiming to promote physical exercise among adults living with HIV. 6 countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia), 7 organizations and over 30 experts are involved in this ambitious project aiming to encourage participation in sports and physical activity among people living with and being treared for HIV infection, in line with EU recommendations and guidelines on physical activity.
The project intends to promote physical activity in the form of personalized paths, among people aged between 18 and 50 who live with HIV infection, offering an innovative fitness protocol, as well as to highlight the positive impact of exercise on physical and mental health of these people.
The project activities are:
– Development of an innovative fitness protocol for people living with HIV/AIDS under treatment, in order to involve them in moderate/vigorous physical activity.
– Training of fitness trainers/instructors and health experts with an aim to standardize the protocol and make it transferable and replicable in other contexts and countries.
– Organization of multiplier events open to the public, informing about the project and raising awereness on other relevant topics, such as the importance of physical activity for maintaining health; physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases; fitness and its psychological and physiological effects.