Nov 6, 2004
I was diagnosed with AVN (Avascular Necrosis) in both hips just over two years ago. I was told that it was related to my HIV and to my having AIDS and because of the steroids I was taking a lot of when I had PCP. I have been HIV+ since tested in 1984 and was diagnosed with AIDS just four years ago.
My orthopedic surgeon decided to try core decompression to see if that would work.
Now I have had both sockets collapsed and am going in for hip replacement on my right hip and my left hip in three months.
Is this very common for people who have HIV/AIDS and those of who are in our fifties?
Friends are asking if this is something they might face in the future. What should I say to them? Also how much more of this might I face in other joints in the future?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
This is not common, and is reported to occur in about 0.5% of HIV infected people. The direct cause is not known. However, those who have received steroids (duration and dose required is not clear), had prior PCP, are male, and have received HIV treatment are at greater risk. Although having received protease inhibitors was thought to result in increased cases, the exact HIV drugs that might be associated with this are not clear. Hips are the most common, but there are case reports of this occurring in other joints as well. Unfortunately only time will tell in you.
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