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How Hiv Affects The Bones

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Bone Health and HIV Disease

...your body removes old bone ( bone resorption ) as it adds new bone ( bone formation ). The peak bone mass usually occurs around age 30. After that, bone density naturally declines over time. The ageing process can remove more bone tissue than it replaces -- making it less dense, weaker and more prone to injury. Having the right amount of minerals in your body as well as good bone formation and resorption will help maintain healthy bones. ...
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Hi, Thanks for all the great work you do. This forum has been of great help since I was diagnosed 5 months ago. My doctor recently told me that she has been observing a declining white blood cell count in my stats since diagnosis. In her words this...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...cells are declining I am not completely sure what your provider is referring to. There is no question that some people with HIV will develop declines in a variety of their white blood cells, of which T cells are a subset. Nevertheless, I would... 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 supplement. Does vitamin D affect my meds? I take Isentress and Truvada. I am now taking 2000 I.U of vitamin D per day. I also now take a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.Diseases of low bone mineral density (osteopenia and osteoporosis) are very common among HIV+'ers in the US and gaining attention in the medical literature-- perhaps as high as 50% of the population have low bone... Read more »

STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...physician regarding your next regimen.Good luck Mark.Dr. BobBone Disease and HIV/AIDS January 2010The Importance of Healthy BonesBones play many important roles in your body. They support you and help you to move. They protect your brain, heart,... Read more »

Aids and AVN?

At my clinic visit today I was told that my CD4 count had dropped dramatically and viral load significantly increased. I have never been on HIV meds before. She wants me to do labs again in 3 weeks to see where I stand (she would have done them...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...before 1996. What is AVN?A disease resulting from temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. This disease can also be known as Osteonecrosis, Aseptic Necrosis, and... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Disease and HIV Risk Factors How to Know If You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Exercise and Healthy Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...experiencedifferent types of body shape changes than men. Women may experience more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is known that women in general are at increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

...Dr. Brown's meta-analysis that we became concerned about silent bone disease in our practice. That is to say, thinning of the bones and brittle bones -- osteopenia and osteoporosis, respectively. What we detect in patients are fractures. ... Read more »
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Break No Bones About It

...in the medical journal AIDS showing that a large number of people with HIV (15%) had osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a loss of bone tissue that makes fractures more likely. They found that compared to HIV-negative control groups, people with HIV... Read more »
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The Emotional tragedy that I can't seem to overcome - Help

Posted by sleichen, 6 Replies
...guess I need to spill my guts on this situation and overcome my fear. If I don't, it will be my undoing. I was diagnosed HIV+ on December 1, 2003 at the age of 31. I was not entirely shocked, but at the same time, not looking forward to what... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...eventually began to spread to other parts of the body (joints), I was diagnosed with AVN (Avascular Necrosis) which now has affected both hips, both knees, and both shoulders. At times I was told that it might be a complication of Protease... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...eventually began to spread to other parts of the body (joints), I was diagnosed with AVN (Avascular Necrosis) which now has affected both hips, both knees, and both shoulders. At times I was told that it might be a complication of Protease... Read more »