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Screening For Bone Mineral Loss With HIV

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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-- Read more »

hiv mpx test TaqScreenMPX (Taq SCREEN MPX for HIV, 2010)

dr bob, . i just came from chicago and took the hiv mpx test. so i will let you know the result... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

...term: a brittle bone. Often we'll use the terminology of abnormal, but not diseased, bones -- much analogous to HIV without AIDS, for example. It's not particularly complicated for people to understand. Sometimes the T-score/Z-score standard... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...tests include: Calcium Calcium, one of the most important minerals in your body, is a majorpart of bones and teeth. Blood calcium is tested to check for a range ofconditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Break No Bones About It

...suspects like cigarettes and alcohol. (See the half-hour presentation at retroconference.org, Wednesday sessions, "Long-term Non-AIDS Complications," 4-6 p.m.) In 2006, Brown and colleagues published a report in the medical journal AIDS showing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD Screening of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

... National guidelines recommend asymptomatic routine STD screening for HIV-positive patients. The researchers undertook the current study to learn whether these guidelines are being followed by providers Read more »
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Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...bone mineral density, HIV infection and women: fracture or fiction? Clin Infect Dis 42: 1021 1023, 2006. Link:http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/E667C178-945A-410B-BCD2-8DA9E6AE1D91.asp Read more »

initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...Forgive me if this has already been addressed. A week and a half ago I had a regular HIV screening. Not sure if this was ELISA or not, but my guess would be yes as it was through my general physician. From what my Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
...vaginal area. The problem is that I found my underwear was so thin, almost wore probably due to many times laundry. is it possible hiv survive and infect me in this scenaria? also i am very very worried about other STD. How soon can i do STD... Read more »

Do thjey screen pregnant woman for hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My ex husband girlfriend is pregnant and she does not know that he has hiv. He swore to me he was careful. Will they screen her for HIV in her pregnancy? I am so freaked out. The baby is in danger Read more »