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Osteonecrosis And Aids

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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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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 »

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, 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 nada... 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 »
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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
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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 with me for my story, please email me at
Thanks in advance,
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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 wierd symptoms never seen before in people who test negative? Why people who test positive... Read more »

HIV related AVN (Avascular Necrosis) - Bone Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive since 1987, but under treatment only since 1997. In July 1997, I was hospitalized with PCP, a viral load of 160,000,000 and a CD4 count of 8. Since the beginning of the treatment, my CD4 has risen to normal (even up to 969 at... Read more »