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Dealing With Bone Problems And Hiv

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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 »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 »

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
I am aware of other HIV+ patient who have been prescribed Forteo for osteoporosis in the setting of HIV infection with reasonable results though data is limited and no major studies have been done. Supplementation with vitamin C and calcium is also... Read more »

Bone Density Problem with Running?

I tested positive in summer 2000 and might have been HIV postive for up to two years prior. I started taking Combivir and Viracept the week of September 11, 2001. I recently started running every other day but stopped when it seemed like the joints...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is very difficult to tell. It would be good if you had access to an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. The best way to determine if you have low bone density is to get a DEXA (dual X ray absorptiometry) scan done. I am not sure if you have... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »