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Dealing With Osteopenia When You Have Hiv

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osteopenia and HIV

I have been + for at least 7 yrs.My VL was 100K with Cd4's of 750 when 1st diagnosed.I started with Viramune/d4t/3tc 6 1/2 years ago. My VL has been <50 since that time. My cd4's have flucuated between the 700's and over 1000.I will be 50 in a few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There are a number of reports out about an apparent increased rate of osteopenia/osteoporosis in the setting of HIV and its treatment. Limited data suggests there may be a link but whether any particular drug is involved is unknown at this Read more »

Does Vitamin D affect hiv meds?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with osteopenia and have been advised by my doctor to take a 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... Read more »
Articles
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Osteopenia and Osteoporosis in HIV-Infected Adults and Children

...Stephano Mora from Milan gave us a good introduction this afternoon to the problem of bone metabolism in HIV-infected children. As you know, osteopenia and osteoporosis are frequent among HIV-infected patients. It is still not clear if Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Perimenopausal and Menopausal Women Have High Prevalence of Osteopenia/Osteoporosis and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

...a lot of osteopenia and osteoporosis, which is very interesting. Are they being given anything for it? Yes. If they are osteopenic, we treat them with calcium supplements. If they are osteoporotic, we treat them with something called Fosamax... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Osteonecrosis, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

...major surgeries such as partial or total hip replacement. Medications -- n on- s teroidal a nti- i nflammatory d rugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen may decrease the pain of osteonecrosis. Assistive devices -- canes, crutches, or a... Read more »
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Bone Disorders in HIV-Positive Women

... Low Bone Mineral Density in HIV-Infected Women (Oral 102) Authored by D. Jacobson, T. Knox, A. Shevitz, S. Gorbach View the original abstract HIV Infection Read more »
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Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...bone mineral density, HIV infection and women: fracture or fiction? Clin Infect Dis 42: 1021 1023, 2006. Link:http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/E667C178-945A-410B-BCD2-8DA9E6AE1D91.asp Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »

Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »