recent studies on bone density loss
Apr 20, 2003
Any hard evidence that bone density loss can occur while on HAART therapy?
I've been HIV+ 10yrs and on HAART therapy for 7yrs. and am concerned about this possible side effect caused by the virus itself or the treatment.
Response from Dr. Henry
There is some evidence that the rate of osteoporosis may be higher in HIV infected persons on treatment than in the general population of the same age. It is not clear whether that is due to HIV or some of the drugs. Getting a bone DEXA to see if you have evidence of bone loss is a reasonable thing to do. The ACTG has just opened a study evaluating weekly alendronate for the treatment of osteoporosis in the setting of HIV treastment. KH
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