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Does Having Osteonecrosis Mean I Have 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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osteoporosis vs osteonecrosis

I am a 36 yo woman, have been hiv + for last 13 years, on haart for 5 yrs. I have had bone problems since child 8 years old. I would get bone tumours if I banged myself hard, mainly knees & feet. The tumours had to be surgically removed. 8 years...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Osteonecrosis is a more acute serious process often involving the hipe joints (often termed aseptic necrosis of the hip) which appears to be somewhat more common in HIV persons with a vareity of contributing factors (both HIV-related and non-HIV... Read more »

Osteonecrosis

I've been hearing more about osteonecrosis and HIV. And people needing hip-replacements at a young age? Any idea what causes it? The virus? The treatment? Any way to prevent? Thanx for all your help and all your great work!...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Osteonecrosis (also called avascular necrosis or AVN) has been occasionally reported since the late 1980s in HIV disease. The most associated factors include high blood lipids, use of corticosteroids, and alcohol abuse. The potential for AVN with... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?

I have a question about swollen glands. The presence of swollen glands indicates that the body is fighting against an infection. Therefore if a man has a swollen glands and his HIV test is negative, then does this mean the swollen glands are due...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Enlarged Lymph nodes (also known as swollen glands) are indeed often nothing more than the body's attempt to fight off an infection. If you are HIV negative, then it is unlikely that you have a chronic HIV infection. However, right after a... Read more »
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osteonecrosis

Posted by Anonymous
I'm currently writing an article on osteonecrosis and HIV and would be interested in speaking with people who have been found to have this bone disease. If you would be interested in speaking with me for my story, please email me at SueRoch@aol.com
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

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HIV does not mean the end of our life.

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Johnson,arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, Magic Johnson found out he had AIDS after a physical before the 1991-1992 season.

Recent news found he and his wife of 20 years... Read more »

what does undetermined hiv result mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what does it mean? and why is it happening to me plz.. Read more »