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Author Topic: HIV and boxing?  (Read 1790 times)

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Offline Chasey

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HIV and boxing?
« on: November 26, 2009, 02:12:24 PM »
Would you be allowed to box recreationally if you're diagnosed with HIV?

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 03:33:19 AM »


   I assume when you say recreationally that you mean at the local gym and the likes.  The only arena I know for sure that HIV can impede you from partaking in is the pro sport of boxing..  and possibly some of these pro mixed martial arts  competition which are now the rage.

   Tommy Morrison's career was cut short after he tested positive for HIV.
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Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 11:47:29 AM »

 
   Tommy Morrison's career was cut short after he tested positive for HIV.

Not to hijack the thread but did you hear that he is now testing negative for HIV? It's very strange.

LINK:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/sports/othersports/22boxing.html?_r=1

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 01:31:32 PM »
Professional boxing rules and regulations regarding testing for blood-borne diseases vary by state and country. In the United States, medical clearance and mandatory testing is governed by the respective State Boxing Commission. Most states require a negative test for HIV and HBV prior to boxing professionally. Tests for blood-borne diseases for professional boxers are not required in Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa,Maine, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Vermont, Virginia,
West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Offline bear60

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 02:11:54 PM »
The OP is talking about "recreational" boxing.
Evern though I cannot imagine myself doing this as "recreation", if I wanted to do it,  being HIV positive would not stop me.
Blood is not a part of "recreational boxing, if you ask me.  I have observed boxers training and there has never been any blood evident.  I think MRSA is the thing I would be concerned with as the boxing ring at our recreation center here always smells mouldy and sweaty.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 04:03:36 PM »
Not to hijack the thread but did you hear that he is now testing negative for HIV? It's very strange.

LINK:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/22/sports/othersports/22boxing.html?_r=1

Yea that was a while back, I think ole Tommy got punched in the head a few times too many.   It was later confirmed that he was indeed positive.  Sad that the guy's career was ended because of his infection...  the guy also got beat by Rocky Balboa too, don't know if anyone's ever heard of that guy.
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Offline Grinch

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2009, 11:57:02 PM »
I box recreationaly weekly.  No one has asked my status.  Sparing includes full headgear so cuts are pretty unlikely.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 06:25:39 AM »

Also, don't mean to change the subject, but there was an interesting story on Tommy Morrison from Poz from 1997:


http://www.poz.com/articles/242_1733.shtml


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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 06:29:04 AM »

I also watched a video of Tommy Morrison.  He claims to be "undetectable". I believe he thinks that means HIV negative. See if I can find it...

Ray
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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 06:39:26 AM »
About 3/4 of the way into this interview from feb 2007 :

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=2772386


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 8/25/14,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: HIV and boxing?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 10:12:01 AM »
Accoring to Skeebo he was found to indeed be positive subsequent to that comeback attempt he made in 2007. This would make sense, since he had tested positive not just once, but several times before that and the chances of having even one, let alone several false-positives would be almost nil.

It seems that early use of AZT monotherapy in doses that were too high (which did harm those who took it that way) fueled the fires of AIDS denialists who claimed that it was the medications and not HIV itself that was killing people.

You'd think denialists could move on and be able to make sense of what happened and not get stuck in one thing like a dog not wanting to let go of a bone.

 


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