HIV treatment reduces risk of bone fractures

With the right treatment and care, the outlook for most people living with HIV is excellent. However, there is a decrease seen in bone mineral density in patients with HIV. The exact causes are uncertain, but may include the HIV infection itself or the effects of antiretroviral therapy. Some studies have shown that patients taking HIV […]

HIV treatment reduces risk of bone fractures

With the right treatment and care, the outlook for most people living with HIV is excellent. However, there is a decrease seen in bone mineral density in patients with HIV. The exact causes are uncertain, but may include the HIV infection itself or the effects of antiretroviral therapy. Some studies have shown that patients taking HIV […]

Patients on HIV therapy have an increased risk of both stress and fragility bone fractures; no link to specific drug

A new study suggests that HIV patients taking antiretroviral therapy have an increased risk of fractures typically associated with low bone mineral density. It is now well established that HIV-positive patients have an increased risk of developing low bone mineral density. The inflammation caused by HIV, and the low body weight seen in many patients with […]