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Can Bone Problems Kill You

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The Well Project

Bone Health and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Loss and HIV Risk Factors How to Know if You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Physical Activity and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones The Importance of Healthy Bones Bones play many important roles in your body. They support you and help youmove. They protect your brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Bones alsostore minerals...
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Bone Problems

I have been having severe bone problems for about a year I have been going through many tests, and they have just found out my bones are fracturing, and my hips and thighs have bone loss at osteoporosis levels, One of the Dr.s says it's my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe bone loss seems to be more common in HIV+ persons-all of the factors responsible have not been worked out. A small subset of patients on tenofovir may experience bone loss but most often it is hard to say that the tenofovir is the main... Read more »

Exercise and bone problems

My question is about this bone-depletion thing thats supposed to happen with tenofovir. I have had hiv for 13-14 years(yeah and know that the first 10 years are the hardest).I am taking viramune, 3tc and tenofovir. I ride my bicycle about...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
If you have any doubt about your bone density, tell your doctor to send you to a DEXA scan in a clinic. Weight bearing exercise increases bone density. Viread has shown some problems in bone density in dogs exposed a high doses. So far we have seen... 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 knees, they have now found hairline fractures in both knees, and one ankle, also the orthopedist said the bones are deteriation in weight bearing joints,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Accelerated bone loss (osteoporosis) has been reported in the setting of HIV infection. Risk factors remain unclear as does the role of therapy. Tenofovir has been linked to some bone problems and their could be enhanced toxicity when used with... Read more »

Does HIV or HAART cause bone problems?

I am a 22 year old female who has HIV and has had it for 2 years now.I just wanted to know if HIV or meds taken for HIV cause bone problems?I am on Sustiva,Epivir and Viread and my viral load has been "undetectable" the last 4 times I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Alot still needs to be worked out regarding bone issues in the setting of HIV and its treatment. The rate of bone loss may be increased but the data is conflicting and it is unclear if the drugs are contributing or HIV is the cause. The pain you... 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 »