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Study: Women With HIV Have More Non-AIDS Health Issues

Psychiatric illness, dyslipidemia, non-AIDS-defining cancer, and kidney, liver, and bone disease were all higher among women living with HIV than among HIV-negative women.

By Larry Buhl
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What You Need to Know About Truvada for HIV Treatment and Prevention

Down-to-earth info you need about Truvada, both as a part of HIV treatment regimens and HIV prevention (PrEP).

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Boning Up on Bone Health

The results of David Vereschagin's first-ever bone scan, performed in 2009, threw him for a loop. At age 52, he was told that he had the spine of a 70-year-old. He was cautioned against activities that might strain the bones of his spine because they...

By Derek Thaczuk and Debbie Koenig for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
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For Me, HIV/AIDS Is Not a Chronic, Manageable Disease: A Blog Entry by ScotCharles

I am not a researcher -- I can only speak from my own experience -- but far too many people mistakenly believe that HIV no longer causes chronic illness because of the potent anti-retrovirals available. Over the last five years in particular, I have ...

By ScotCharles
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A Bad Break -- Bone Issues in People With HIV

Introduction Bones and Your Body Osteoporosis and HIV Testing What You Can Do Treatment for Osteoporosis References


Over the last decade, it has been evident that the health issues faced by people who are infected with HI...

By Patrick G. Clay for Positively Aware