Bone disease in HIV infection: a practical review and recommendations for HIV care providers.

@article{Mccomsey2010BoneDI,
  title={Bone disease in HIV infection: a practical review and recommendations for HIV care providers.},
  author={Grace A. Mccomsey and Pablo Tebas and Elizabeth Shane and Michael T. Yin and Edgar Turner Overton and Jeannie Huang and Grace M Aldrovandi and Sandra Wagner Cardoso and Jorge L Santana and Todd T. Brown},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={937-46}
}
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is prevalent in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected subjects. Initiation of antiretroviral therapy is associated with a 2%-6% decrease in BMD over the first 2 years, a decrease that is similar in magnitude to that sustained during the first 2 years of menopause. Recent studies have also described increased fracture rates in the HIV-infected population. The causes of low BMD in individuals with HIV infection appear to be multifactorial and likely represent… CONTINUE READING
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