JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

HIV infection and osteoporosis: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment options

Micol S Rothman, Mary T Bessesen
Current Osteoporosis Reports 2012, 10 (4): 270-7
23100110
As the population with HIV continues to age, specialists in HIV care are increasingly encountering chronic health conditions, which now include osteoporosis, osteopenia, and fragility fractures. The pathophysiology of the bone effects of HIV infection is complex and includes traditional risk factors for bone loss as well as specific effects due to the virus itself, chronic inflammation, and HAART. Examining risk factors for low bone density and screening of certain patients is suggested, and consideration should be given to treatment for those considered high risk for fracture.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
23100110
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"