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Managing Osteonecrosis And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy people.
Ask the Experts

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
...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 related). Osteopenia is often a more... Read more »

Osteonecrosis, por favor aydeme

Estimado Dr. NatterstadLe he escrito varias veces pero no he tenido suerte con su respuesta, entiendo que debe estar muy ocupado. Ojal pueda darse un minuto de tiempo y contestar a mi consulta. tengo 32 aos, diagnosticado hace 7 meses con VIH+....
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...Buenos das,Estoy de acuerdo con tu mdico especialista en VIH en que tu riesgo de haber desarrollado osteonecrosis es bien bajo. Sin embargo, dolor persistente en la cadera en un portador merece evaluacin. Las radiografas tpicamente no muestran Read more »

Me again, sorry. Question about Osteonecrosis

Hi Nelson,Nuevamente escribiendo de Per (que pesado soy no?) Bueno es que hace mas o menos 2 meses (un poco ms tal vez) tengo un dolor en la cadera derecha, este dolor es permanente. Nunca en mi vida he tenido dolores en esa zona. Actualmente tomo ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dudo que sea ese problema. Dolores de cadera pueden ser musculares, y tu no tienes tomando tratamiento tanto tiempo. Y tu regimen no se ha demostrado que causa necrosis avscular de la cadera.Medicamentos viejos como el Crixivan, el uso de largo... Read more »


I was recently exposed to HIV and I am currently on PEP consisting of Truvada once a day. I have been reading possible side effects of the drug. One of my concerns is that I've had jaw surgery about three years ago and have some weak jaw bones. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be highly unusual to develop osteonecrosis or severe lipodytrophy from 4 weeks of Truvada used in a PEP regimen. KH 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 »
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 »

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 »
The Well Project

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 Bones Drugs to Treat Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »


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 »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... 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 »