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Bone Damage And Hiv

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Bone Health and HIV Disease

Introduction What Is Bone? Who Is at Risk? What Is Osteopenia? What Is Osteoporosis? What Is Osteonecrosis? How Is Bone Loss Diagnosed? Preventing Bone Loss Treating Bone Loss Concerns for People Over 50 Access to Medicines Research on Bone Loss The Bottom Line Introduction As people living with HIV take HIV drugs over time, a growing list of conditions has become a concern for those who try to manage their overall...
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Viread has caused bone damage

I recently read my package insert for viread. "Viread has caused bone damage in animals. It has not caused it in humans up to one year"If I've been on it now for over a year, what kind of bone damage am I prone to? Should I stop the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To date (1-3 years of data) tenofovir has been safe as far as bone toxicity. Its cousin drug adefovir for sure caused some bone problems (usually NOT severe). The bone problems to watch for are demineralization= osteoporosis. Osteoporosis may be... Read more »

PEP & Bone Marrow/Immune System Damage

Hello Doctor,Having recently completed a course of PEP (Truvada & Kaletra) I was alarmed to discover an article on the internet which says:"In the long term it is unknown whether PEP can damage the bone marrow or lymphatic (immune)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.It's difficult for me to address one sentence from "an article on the Internet"! You can find articles on the Internet that state anything imaginable and some things that defy imagination (as well as scientific fact, reason and... Read more »

Hiv meds damage

What type of damage can isentress..truvada cause to your body...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Isentress (raltegravir) + Truvada has had a good overall safety record during the first 2-3 years of use. Raltegravir has been linked to few serious toxicities. The tenofovir in Truvada can cause clinically severe renal or bone problems in a small... Read more »

HIV organ damage

I have been HIV positive 13 years and current cd4 439, vl=6536. I am still not on meds,What type organ damage can occur with my delay?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
No organ damage per se. You still have a relatively high CD4 cell count.Some studies show that those who had low CD4 cell count at start of therapy may eventually have more cognitive dysfunction and possibly more bone loss, but these facts cannot be... Read more »
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HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »

HIV May Damage Brain Tissue

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Los Angeles Times Examines Research Surrounding Long-Term Effects of HIV on Brain Tissue

November 8, 2005

The Los Angeles Times on Monday examined research into the long-term effects of HIV on brain tissue (Brink, Los Angeles Times, 11/7). A study... Read more »

How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

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How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

Evolution has twisted together the brain, hormones, and immunde system of primates, including us. The stress reaction that's so protective against short-term danger can wreak havoc on the body if it... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
hello everyone. happy new year. as most already know i was diagnosed + in sept 2005. it has been a long 4 months from constantly being sick to having to deal with my husband who is + also and the list goes on and on and on (as i am sure everyones... Read more »