The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

aseptic necrosis of the head
Nov 8, 2005

My son has HIV and has been in severe pain for the last his hips, legs, lower back etc. He thought this was from an injury from running, but so far all MRI's and other tests have shown no results. How does one diagnos aseptic necrosis?

Response from Dr. Henry

Usually MRI (or even CT or plain bone X-rays) is good for diagnosing aseptic necrosis of the head of the femur. Aseptic necrosis related pain is usually more limited to hip then what you describe. KH

AZT or Epivir

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint