The introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) could modify the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) from a fatal disease to a chronic disease, with an increase in longevity and quality of life. However, adverse effects have been associated with HAART, such as Syndrome Lipodystrophy Syndrome(LS) which is characterized by poor distribution of rotundity and metabolic disorders and has not yet been approved for treatment. Studies show that physical exercises help to control LS, but do not yet determine the best method of exercise. This study hopes to evaluate the influence of Resistance Training (RT) in LS people living with HIV / AIDS, since RT promotes improved corporal harmony and helps control chronic diseases with cardiovascular implications. The sample uses 40 positive patients, 20 control and 20 case group performing 36 training sessions. These are given in six sessions of evolution with three sets of 15 repetitions without worrying about the charge, followed by six sessions of adaptation with 50 % of their maximum load and 24 sessions of the specified period (hypertrophy), with three series of eight repetitions with 80% of their maximum load. The data to be analyzed are the changes in body fat composition, metabolic and clinical before and after the proposed training. Statistical analysis will be compared inter and intra groups by ANOVA (one way) with post hoc (Tukey) to locate any differences. All analysis will be performed in SPSS 17.0 with a significance level previously established (p<0,05).
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