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What Do Bone Problems Look Like

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Viraday and bone density problems

Dear doctor,My husband is 35 yrs,HIV positive(detected in 2006), has been taking Viraday regularly since the last 3 years. The CD4 count is less than 50 and maintains an active and healthy lifestyle. However, he has regular bone related problems in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The tenofovir in Viraday may in some patients (small minority) develop bone problems though most patients do fine bone wise. Checking kidney function and a bone density test (if possible) is recommended Read more »

BONE LOSS/BONE DENSITY TEST

Hi, I am taking Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada, age 53, on meds for 20 months. I have read that... Read more »

bone problems

Dear Dr. Henry;Three years ago I had my left hip replaced due to avascular necrosis and now I have... Read more »
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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

... Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis Read more »
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Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...exercising and keeping their testosterone at normal levels now, while they are younger. This will help them build muscle and bone mass that will enable them to prevent disability due to fractures or weakness. Bone Loss Among People With HIV ... Read more »
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ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...18, in which Grace McComsey, M.D., of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses a study she presented on bone and limb fat outcomes in a substudy of the landmark ACTG 5202 trial that compared four first-line HAART regimens:... Read more »
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Break No Bones About It

...falling and breaking their hips, but for a while, there were stories about much younger HIV-positive people with brittle, breaking bones. Some were even having hip replacements (see "I couldn't cross at the light" ). What was going on? As... Read more »
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Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of the long bones called avascular necrosis. Some researchers are positing that long term HIV infection and perhaps the meds... Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...is informative and helpful. HIV-positive women entering the menopause are significantly more likely to have osteopenia (low bone mineral density) than comparable HIV-negative women, an American study published in the April 1st edition of... Read more »

bone density loss due to protease inhibitors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Curious as to latest info. on research into bone density loss due to HAART therapy. Most research data i've seen goes back to 99 or 2000. Any new data/research into this? Read more »

t-bone, everyone..... ur opinion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi guys, after reading the posts for a while i wanted to share my story and get an opinion from people who are in a similar situation. I had an encounter with a prostitute but unlike most here.... it started with no condom.... this was for say 5... Read more »