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If I Have Osteonecrosis Do I Have Hiv

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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 Read more »

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... Read more »

osteomyelitis (bone infection)??

I had a hernia repair (groin area) about 1.5 years ago. It never really healed this day it... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Osteonecrosis and HIV Disease

...and HIV. The AIDS Reader 10(10): 570-573. October 2000. Powderly, W.G. Bone disorders in HIV-infected patients. Medscape HIV/AIDS 7(1). January/February 2001. ( .) Accessed September 27, 2001. Scribner, A.N. and others.... Read more »

Osteonecrosis, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

...are particularly useful for taking pictures of the body's soft tissues and organs. Protease inhibitor (PI): class of anti-HIV medication. PIs work by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make copies of itself. The PIs approved by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Painful Bone Problem More Common in HIV Patients

...Around 4 percent of HIV-positive patients may unknowingly have the bone disorder osteonecrosis, a potentially painful and debilitating condition, suggests Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...their 30s, 40s or 50s. Unlike osteoporosis (see Fact Sheet 557 ,) it does not get more common with advancing age. People with HIV have a higher rate of AVN than the general population. What Causes It? AVN is caused by a loss of blood... Read more »
Connect With Others


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 Read more »

Feel like giving up

Posted by dj1979, 10 Replies
...month, more than twice what we get now. I have exhausted all community resources to help us, my case manager from the local AIDS program can't help us much more, and I don't know what to do or where to turn. I didn't take my meds last night,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...I'm currently writing an article on osteonecrosis and I'm interested in speaking with women who have been diagnosed with this bone disease. If you are interested in speaking Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If all this stuff about the hiv virus and aids were lies, how do you explain that people how test positive after some years WILL ALWAYS experience many many Read more »