|Exercise and bone problems
Aug 17, 2003
My question is about this bone-depletion thing thats supposed to happen with tenofovir. I have had hiv for 13-14 years(yeah and know that the first 10 years are the hardest).I am taking viramune, 3tc and tenofovir. I ride my bicycle about 120+kilometres per week. I figure I don't need extra cardio so I do 2 very slow heavy circuits per week mostly for the weights. However I've been reading that the bone/joint damage stuff that happens with tenofovir can be worsened by heavy weights and you should keep them light. I don't have any bone problems but wonder if I'm bringing it all down on myself.
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| Response from Mr. Vergel
If you have any doubt about your bone density, tell your doctor to send you to a DEXA scan in a clinic. Weight bearing exercise increases bone density. Viread has shown some problems in bone density in dogs exposed a high doses. So far we have seen no reports in humans. Keep working out and take 1000 mg Calcium+Vitamin D daily.
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