Feb 9, 2004
My brother in law -Dave- is 0+ since 8 years ago; his doctor tell us he has a serious problem in spinal column, with a risk of paralysis.Doctor make us the warning we must call an ambulance and take him to hospital, because he will suffer a repentine fall& when it come, he never could walk again. Dave makes regular exercise, eat well and take all his medication...but he don't want to talk about this. We read about osteoporosis and vih; could it be the cause? What we must do? What exactly could it be happen? What is the risks? Sorry, for my english, I?m writing from Mexico. Thanks for your help. And God bless you
Response from Dr. Henry
It is hard for me to tell if your brother has severe osteoporosis (treated with calcium, vitamin D, exercise, and possibly alendronate) or some other bone process (collapsed vertebral body, osteomyelitis, etc). Hopefully he is seeing a friendly HIV specialist who can evaluate his bone difficulties and provide some help/relief. KH
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