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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...

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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 ...

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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

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

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

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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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What Is Bone?

Bone Remodeling The Bone Bank Account Women, Men, and Osteoporosis Osteoporosis Prevention For Your Information

To understand osteoporosis, it is important to learn about bone. Made mostly of collagen, bone is living, growing tissue. Colla...

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Bone Mass Measurement: What the Numbers Mean

What Is a Bone Density Test? What Does the Test Do? T-Score World Health Organization Definitions Based on Bone Density Levels Z-Score Low Bone Mass Versus Osteoporosis Who Should Get a Bone Density Test? For Your Information

What Is...

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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 Re...

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Treatment Issues for Women: Bone Health

Bone Health

When we're young, our bones get stronger as we grow. At some point, perhaps around age 30, we stop building bone. Our bones get weaker as we get older, and women in general experience bone loss at a much higher rate than men.

Even witho...

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Osteoporosis and HIV Disease

Bone Background Osteoporosis and Osteopenia T-Scores and Z-Scores BMD and Standard Deviations Measuring Bone Mineral Density and Bone Loss Risk Factors Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive Persons Role of HAART Low Bone Mineral Density in A...

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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...