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Ways To Prevent Bone Problems

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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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Bone Problems

I have been having severe bone problems for about a year I have been going through many tests, and they have just found out my bones are fracturing, and my hips and thighs have bone loss at osteoporosis levels, One of the Dr.s says it's my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe bone loss seems to be more common in HIV+ persons-all of the factors responsible have not been worked out. A small subset of patients on tenofovir may experience bone loss but most often it is hard to say that the tenofovir is the main... Read more »

Treatment for bone problems

Im a 47-year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1988; currently Im on a new regimen and things are going pretty well, with viral load undetectable and t-cells at 220. However, about 18 months ago, all of a sudden I suffered multiple stress...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am aware of other HIV+ patient who have been prescribed Forteo for osteoporosis in the setting of HIV infection with reasonable results though data is limited and no major studies have been done. Supplementation with vitamin C and calcium is also... Read more »

Bone Density Problem with Running?

I tested positive in summer 2000 and might have been HIV postive for up to two years prior. I started taking Combivir and Viracept the week of September 11, 2001. I recently started running every other day but stopped when it seemed like the joints...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is very difficult to tell. It would be good if you had access to an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. The best way to determine if you have low bone density is to get a DEXA (dual X ray absorptiometry) scan done. I am not sure if you have... Read more »

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Proud Dad in Phoenix,Sexual orientation is not a choice, as I'm sure you realize. Certainly most parents would prefer their kids were straight for a variety of reasons -- some of which you mentioned. Yes, there are still a lot of haters... Read more »
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when some things arent a problem

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
since comming here in 04, i have just realized how insignificant a broken bone and say broken cartilage really are in the terms of how it affects me now.
my son (8) and i were wrestling because wrestlemannia was comming on, so i did a few body slams... Read more »

HIV Prevention

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV Prevention

As an individual living with HIV for 19 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade. As well, creating awareness among the many issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. I believe there... Read more »

you'll NEVER look at a banana the same way

Posted by ItsFaith, 6 Replies
Get your mind out of the gutter people!!!! ;-) Keep reading. Good information!

Bananas Contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.... Read more »

Washing problem

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

After a vaginal intercourse - the condom was OK , I removed the condom with one hand and toilet paper
A few minutes after, I had a shower and washed my hand first and then my penis with weak water flow and soap. Did I have any risk of inflection... Read more »