High frequency of vitamin D deficiency in ambulatory HIV-Positive patients.

  title={High frequency of vitamin D deficiency in ambulatory HIV-Positive patients.},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Rodr{\'i}guez and Benita Daniels and Samantha C Gunawardene and Gregory K. Robbins},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  volume={25 1},
Several reports have suggested an increased prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in HIV-infected individuals. Vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures. We aimed to determine the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in an outpatient HIV clinic in Boston. We collected serum levels of 25-OH vitamin D and evaluated calcium and vitamin D intake in adult HIV-positive outpatients during the winter and spring of 2005. Fifty-seven subjects were enrolled. The… CONTINUE READING
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