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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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osteoarthritis osteopenia

Hi Doc, I have been poz for 6 years and I'm 47. Currently undetectable, on sustiva/epzicom. Also on meds for kidney disease (ace), cardiac (beta), lipids (lipitor), I have neuropathy. Now to add to it is 'some osteopenia' and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You should discuss with your HIV specialist whether you need a DEXA scan if you haven't had one already to determine the bone caclium status. If you have severe osteoporosis then more then caclium may be needed (such as alendronate). Other... Read more »

osteopenia and pain from vertebral wedge fractures

First off let me apologize for the length, but this is a conundrum and a little history is necessary... Diagnosed in Aug. 2008, started meds in Feb '09 when CD4 was around 400 and VL ~20,000. first regimen was Reyataz, Norvir, and Truvada,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would ask to see an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) to discuss what further can be done to protect your bones (such as use of alendronate). I would also request a referral to a pain specialist or neurologist for guidance about management/pain... Read more »

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...
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 time.... Read more »

Joint pain - Osteopenia?

Hi Dr Henry,I was diagnosed HIV+ last year with VL 170,000 and CD4 170. Started taking Atripla and my VL has been undetectable for 6 months, CD4 up to 450. I have been experiencing pain in my left hip, elbow and jaw. It feels like the bone itself is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation of osteoporosis and aseptic necrosis of the hip would be worthwhile in the setting of the symptoms you describe and treated HIV infection. I would inform your doctors office about your concerns and discuss whether any studies (ie DEXA... Read more »
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