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Bone Loss And Hiv Meds

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BONE LOSS/BONE DENSITY TEST

Hi, I am taking Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada, age 53, on meds for 20 months. I have read that Truvada contributes to bone loss and that after 1 year what ever bone loss I will experience from Truvada, has taken place and does not get much worse. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Bone loss (osteopenia if mild and osteoporosis if more severe ) is generally asymptomatic for years and would rarely cause the pain that Read more »

bone loss due to hiv !!!

Hi Dr Moyle,l have been hiv pos for 7 months and currently not on meds, my cd4 465 and viral load... Read more »

Meds and bone problems

I am on Norvir,Reyataz,viread, videx,emtriva. I have been having alot of pain in my feet and... Read more »
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Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

...sticks.) More exercise. Regular physical activity (especially walking, jogging, dancing or stair-climbing) appears to help prevent bone loss. (Our Exercise & HIV page is home to more tips on staying active and healthy.) Adequate intake of... Read more »
Project Inform

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... Read more »
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Consider How HIV Treatment Fits Into Your Life

...want to avoid Ziagen. Lifestyle changes could be made as well, such as eating healthfully, exercising and stopping smoking. Bone Loss New evidence shows that the general public has lower than normal levels of bone mass and vitamin D. For... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...approximately three times higher, for bone thinning than HIV-positive men. Other risk factors for HIV-positive individuals and bone loss include older age, lower body mass indices, higher viral loads, and lower CD4 counts. 28 There is some... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...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 can lead to early onset osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and degeneration of the... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

I may have an opportunistic infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...dental hygenist began examining me, she was surprised at how inflamed my gums looked - there was significant erosion and even bone loss since March 2004. She took scrapings from under my gums, checked them under a microscope and showed me on a... Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »