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Are Bone Problems Contagious

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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones The Importance of Healthy Bones Bones
Ask the Experts

Viraday and bone density problems

Dear doctor,My husband is 35 yrs,HIV positive(detected in 2006), has been taking Viraday regularly since the last 3 years. The CD4 count is less than 50 and maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. However, he has regular bone related problems in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The tenofovir in Viraday may in some patients (small minority) develop bone problems though most patients do fine bone wise. Checking kidney function and a bone density test (if possible) is recommended Read more »

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
...Controllers? By Bob Huff December 2005 Who are the elite controllers? No, they're not initiates of Yale's secretive Skull and Bones Society or members the Trilateral Commission. Elite controllers are people infected with HIV who have been able to... Read more »

bone problems

Dear Dr. Henry;Three years ago I had my left hip replaced due to avascular necrosis and now I have severe degeneration of my cervical spine. I also have 2 buldging lumbar discs as well as degenerative changes. Although my hip replacement was a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I recommend getting a DEXA scan to look at bone density at several locations (including hip and LS spine). If you have osteopenia and esp osteoporosis I recommend vitamin D Read more »

Treatment for bone problems

Im a 47-year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988; currently Im on a new regimen and things are going pretty well, with viral load undetectable and t-cells at 220. However, about 18 months ago, all of a sudden I suffered multiple stress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(check vitamin D levels) for optimal response to Fosamax. Often there is low testosterone levels that may contribute to the bone loss so replacement therapy may be helpful when that is a factor. Osteopenia/osteoporosis is common in HIV+ persons... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Osteoporosis

... What Is Bone? What Is Osteoporosis? What Causes It? HIV and Osteoporosis Antacids and Bone Mineral Density How Do I Know if Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nervous System Problems and Dementia

What Are Nervous System Problems? What Are the Signs of CNS Problems? What Makes Nervous System Problems Worse? How Are CNS Problems Treated? The Bottom Line What Are Nervous System Problems? The nervous system has two parts. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...normal laboratory test results, see Fact Sheet 120 , Normal Laboratory Values. The mineral calcium is a major component of bones and teeth. Calcium is also needed for nerves and muscles to work properly, and in chemical reactions in the cells.... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Yourself Gut Basics The gut includes the stomach, small... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...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 American study published in the April 1st edition of... Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...health and good looks had become a source of guilt, and I felt like the perpetrator of an enormous lie. I felt contaminated and contagious. My social and professional life on the outside were nothing like the true life I had at home, or the true... Read more »