HIV infection and osteoporosis

Juliet Compston
BoneKEy Reports 2015, 4: 636
In the past two decades, the life expectancy of people living with HIV infection has increased significantly, and osteoporosis has emerged as a significant comorbidity. In addition to traditional risk factors for fracture, specific factors related to HIV infection are also likely to contribute, including antiretroviral therapy. The heterogeneity of the HIV-infected population in terms of age and ethnicity presents many challenges to the prevention and management of bone disease, and further studies are required to establish optimal approaches to risk assessment and treatment.

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