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Zoledronate Protects HIV Positive Men against Bone Loss for at Least 5 Years

The effects of 2 annual doses of zoledronate persist for at least 5 years in HIV positive men on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a New Zealand study published in the March 14, 2012, advance online edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Published
11 April 2012
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
CROI: Switching to Tenofovir Increases Bone Turnover, Raltegravir Can Improve Bone Density

HIV positive people who substituted tenofovir (Viread) for zidovudine (AZT; Retrovir) in their antiretroviral regimen showed elevated levels of biomarkers associated with bone turnover and decreased bone mineral density (BMD), researchers reported at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) last month in Seattle.

Published
11 April 2012
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Vitamin D May Improve Bone Health in Those Taking Anti-HIV Drug

A new NIH-funded study indicates that taking Vitamin D supplements can help prevent hormonal changes that lead to bone loss amongst patients taking tenofovir (Viread) for the long-term treatment of HIV.

Published
12 January 2012
From
National Institutes of Health press release
HIV Worsens Bone Loss After Menopause

Compared to a control group, postmenopausal women with HIV infection had higher rates of bone loss and could well have a higher risk for fracture as they age, according to the researchers who conducted the study.

Published
03 January 2012
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Panel Issues New Guidelines on Ideal Vitamin D Levels

An expert panel has issued new recommendations suggesting that people with HIV might require two to three times the level of vitamin D as their HIV-negative peers.

Published
10 June 2011
From
AIDSMeds.com
Low Vitamin D Levels Are Common in Both HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women

Though nearly two thirds of women in a large study had low vitamin D levels—a risk factor for bone and heart problems—the HIV-positive women were actually slightly less likely than HIV-negative women to be vitamin D deficient. 

Published
14 April 2011
From
AIDSMeds
Vitamin D levels linked with health of blood vessels

A lack of vitamin D, even in generally healthy people, is linked with stiffer arteries and an inability of blood vessels to relax, researchers have found.

Published
03 April 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
What Lies Ahead: An Activist's View of Promising HIV Treatment Research

After attending the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011) in Boston, Mass., and following different areas of research, I decided to write down a list of advancements that really thrill and energize me as an educator and research advocate.

Published
31 March 2011
From
The Body
Belly fat puts women at risk for osteoporosis

(Radiological Society of North America) For years, it was believed that obese women were at lower risk for developing osteoporosis, and that excess body fat actually protected against bone loss. However, a new study found that having too much internal abdominal fat may, in fact, have a damaging effect on bone health.

Published
30 November 2010
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
The lesser known complications of HIV/AIDS

Levin urges all people with HIV to be assertive about discussing osteoporosis and other age-related conditions with their doctor.

Published
29 November 2010
From
Huffington Post

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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