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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Introduction

Hello and welcome to This Month in HIV. My name is Bonnie Goldman.

With the remarkable success of HIV treatment comes a renewed focus on other health issues that plague people with HIV. You've probably heard a lot about heart disease...

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Increased Risk of Hip Bone Disorder in People With HIV

A study reporting an increased risk of a bone disorder in people living with HIV was presented by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at September's Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) meeting. The study looked at the in...

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Ingrown Toe Nails and Antiretrovirals: A Case-Control Study

Ingrown Toe Nails and Antiretrovirals: A case-control study (Poster, ThPpB1489) Authored by A. Smith, P. French, K. Jacobs, T. Jackson, J. Stephenson, A. Copas (United Kingdom)

Increasing attention is being paid to toxicities of antiretroviral...

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Avascular Necrosis in HIV-Infected Patients: A Potential Link to Protease Inhibitors

This study was of particular interest to me because I have had three patients in my own practice who developed this particular complication in the last 18 months. Prior to that I had never seen this and, talking to other HIV physicians, this was a ra...