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Osteoarthritis in HIV
Jan 25, 2008

Please advise the relationship of osteo-arthritis in HIV pos patients. Are they at higher risk of developing Osteoarthritis?

Response from Dr. Henry

I haven't seen much published that clearly links HIV infection to increased rates of standard osteoarthritis compared to the general population of the same age. I also have not observed a clear increase in osteoarthritis in our clinic of 1200+ patients though they do have a modest rate of a variety of forms of joint problems /arthritis often necessitating a referral to a rheumatologist to sort out. KH

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