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Bone loss common in patients with HIV, and often progresses

There is a high prevalence of low bone mineral density among patients with HIV, Spanish investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. The researchers also found evidence

Published
08 November 2010
By
Michael Carter
Updates from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

Nelson Vergel reports from the first international specialist meeting on diseases of ageing in people with HIV infection.

Published
27 October 2010
From
The Body
Switch from efavirenz or AZT associated with improvement in vitamin D levels

Switching antiretroviral treatment from efavirenz or AZT was associated with an improvment in vitamin D levels, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS Research

Published
20 October 2010
By
Michael Carter
ICAAC: HIV Patients At Risk for Low Vitamin D

Published
13 September 2010
From
MedPage Today
Study cautions over longterm use of osteoporosis drugs and cancer risk

Longterm use of drugs that are commonly prescribed for osteoporosis may be doubling the users' risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, a study warns.

Published
03 September 2010
From
The Guardian
Aging With Complex Chronic Disease: The Wrinkled Face of AIDS

People living with HIV taking combination Antiretroviral Therapy (treatment) are living long enough to experience a diverse array of aging related conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal disease, liver cirrhosis, and cancer.

Published
25 August 2010
From
The Body Pro / GMHC Treatment Issues
Heroin use, AIDS, predict reduced bone mineral density in older men with HIV

Older HIV-positive men have lower bone mineral density than their HIV-negative peers, a US study published in the online edition of AIDS shows. The study population

Published
24 August 2010
By
Michael Carter
People with HIV/hepatitis C co-infection more likely to develop osteoporosis

HIV-positive people co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be more likely to develop osteoporosis (porous bones) and sustain fractures than individuals with either virus alone, according to

Published
22 July 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
Skeleton key: a guide to HIV-related bone loss

Many people with HIV are at risk of osteoporosis – a progressive thinning of the bones that can lead to breakage. Derek Thaczuk looks at who

Published
01 May 2010
From
HIV treatment update
Bone fractures more likely in an HIV-positive cohort than in the general US population: HOPS study

Between the years 2000 and 2008, 4% of HIV-positive patients in the US HIV Outpatient Study experienced bone fractures – a significantly higher rate than

Published
25 February 2010
By
Derek Thaczuk

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

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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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