jules levin, NATAP: research notes on HIV/AIDS, viral hep, HCV & bone density studies (039)


richardkearns.awo.shadow-light-moi-0309091540from Jules: 60% with HIV have osteopenia, 15% osteoporosis, at the average ages of 45. Fracture rates likely to be increased for HIV+ vs HIV- as patients age. Bone loss can contribute to frailty and mortality.

“BMD [bone mineral density —rk] is a predictor of both fragility fractures [15] and all-cause mortality”

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