Bone Problems and HIV

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Heart Disease, Recent Cancer, Hepatitis C Raise Fracture Risk in People With HIV

Cardiovascular (heart) disease, a recent non-AIDS cancer and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection each raised the risk of fracture (a broken bone) in a large study of people with HIV.

By Mark Mascolini

Fracture Risk Doubled in 50- to 59-Year-Old Men With HIV

Compared with a similar group of HIV-negative men, 50- to 59-year-old men with HIV in a large U.S. study had a doubled risk of fractured bones.

By Mark Mascolini

The HIV Research Takeaway: Can We Predict Bone Fracture Risk in Older Men?

An online calculator known as FRAX is one of the most highly regarded tools clinicians use to gauge a person's risk for breaking a bone. But as David Wohl, M.D., explains, it may not be super-accurate for people with HIV.

By David Alain Wohl, M.D.

Bone Health and HIV/AIDS

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The Importance of Healthy Bones Bone Loss and HIV Risk Factors How to Know if You Have Bone Problems Diet and Healthy Bones Physical Activity and Healthy Bones Drugs to Treat Osteoporosis Protect Your Bones

The Impor...

By The Well Project

10 Under-the-Radar HIV Stories From 2014

There were many developments in HIV this year: some big, some small. While not all HIV research is groundbreaking, many results are noteworthy. They didn’t make many headlines, but here are 10 important stories about HIV this year that went under the r…

By Warren Tong

No Brittle Bones

I'm in much better shape since the [hip and shoulder] replacements. I walk with a little limp, but I have 100% mobility in my arms.

-- Stephanie Brooks-Wiggins, 68 Activist and author, Baltimore Diagnosed with HIV in 1986

By Positively Aware


What Is Osteonecrosis? What Causes It? How Do I Know if I Have Osteonecrosis? What Can I Do About AVN? The Bottom Line For More Information

What Is Osteonecrosis?

Bone is a living, growing material. It has a framework of protein. Calciu...

By AIDS InfoNet

Bone Problems

What Is Bone? What Is Osteoporosis? What Causes It? HIV and Osteoporosis Antacids and Bone Mineral Density How Do I Know if I Have Osteoporosis?

What Can I Do About Osteoporosis? For More Information

What Is Bone?

Bone is a living, g...

By AIDS InfoNet

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones: A Blog Entry by Dave R.

Bone loss is an all-too-common problem among HIVers, especially as they get older. But as blogger Dave R. explains, there are a host of simple exercises you can do -- without a gym membership or fancy equipment -- to help reduce your risk of fracture...

By Dave R.

Ask the Doctor: HIV and Bone Disease

What is bone disease? Why do people with HIV appear to be especially at risk? What are the signs you might be developing bone problems? In this new overview from the Black AIDS Institute, Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H., will walk you through the basics....

By Tomika Anderson for The Black AIDS Institute