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Are Bone Problems Contagious

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CD4 over 1000,still contagious as the DR has said? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2009)

My GF has tested positive for over 10 years, but the viral load has always been undetecable as she says, and her CD4 always over 1000. She is not on any meds, nor does she ever seem sick. I am a female as well, what are the risk involved when we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is possible that your girlfriend is an "elite controller." See below. This may well decrease the chance that she could transmit the virus to others; however, it does not completely eliminate that chance. Safer sexual techniques... Read more »

Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I... Read more »

Is Hep B contagious?

I have just met a guy who wants to date me. Problem is that he says 20 years ago he was tested and... Read more »
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Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

Bone problems have quietly emerged as a major health issue for people with HIV, and HIV meds may be at least partly to blame, according to recent research. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest HIV health care providers and the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Boning Up on Bone Health

Illustration: Ian Phillips/i2iart.com The results of David Vereschagin's first-ever bone scan, performed in 2009, threw him for a loop. At age 52, he was told that he had the spine of a 70-year-old. He was cautioned against activities that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russian Foreign Minister Says Country's HIV/AIDS Problem Is Being "Aggravated" by U.S., NATO Refusal to Eradicate Poppy Crops in Afghanistan

Speaking on Monday at a conference on communicable diseases in the eastern Europe and Central Asia region, where AIDS is a growing problem, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made Russia's case for poppy crop eradication by U.S. and NATO forces... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Problems With Drug Resistance Persist in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission in the Developing World

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) is critical for slowing down the epidemic in the developing world. While we have had dramatic success with PMTCT in developed countries where drug cocktails are available throughout a woman's... Read more »
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Bone Density

Posted by riverprincess, 2 Replies
Well I finally got around to having a bone density test. I had one many years ago and all was good but it's been many many MANY pills since then . And since I cannot find any documentation about tests done on those with long term medications I... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
hi

regards from india

I found this interesting article, i hope it is informative and helpful.

HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an... Read more »

when some things arent a problem

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
since comming here in 04, i have just realized how insignificant a broken bone and say broken cartilage really are in the terms of how it affects me now.
my son (8) and i were wrestling because wrestlemannia was comming on, so i did a few body slams... Read more »