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On 1st December 2018 – World AIDS Day-
Team Mildmay will be taking part in the Red Run 2018, to raise HIV awareness and vital funds for Mildmay’s work in the UK and East Africa. This 5k or 10k run will see HIV charities running together under the universal symbol of the red ribbon.
Mildmay is an HIV charity working to transform the
lives of people living with and affected by HIV in the UK and East Africa. Mildmay Hospital in East London specialises in rehabilitation, treatment and services for people with complex and severe HIV-realted health conditions, including HIV associated brain impairment. Mildmay's multi-disciplinary approach means that over 80% of patients return to independent living on discharge from Mildmay.
This year any money we raise will be going towards a CardioCoach
an important piece of equipment that will enhance our work and benefit patient’s recovery. This equipment will also allow us to produce medical research into the benefits of physiotherapy for cardiovascular health among HIV patients.
The CardioCoach delivers simple and accurate fitness testing based on oxygen consumption. This data can be used as the foundation for customized exercise programs that meet the needs of the individual. In Mildmay’s case this means we can better tailor our physiotherapy programme to the cardiovascular performance of each patient.
Currently our physiotherapy is well adapted to measuring muscular and motor function performance and adapting physio programmes to suit each patient’s needs. This equipment would be the missing piece of the puzzle and allow us to determine whether individual patients require low, medium or high intensity
cardiovascular exercise to best aid their recovery. We can also integrate our
findings with a suitable nutritional programme and ensure a holistic
Finally this equipment will enable Mildmay to conduct and share research in the field of physiotherapy for people living with complex HIV.