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HIV and Bone Health 

HIV and Bone Health
HIV and Bone Health

Linda A. Battalora

and Benjamin Young

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date: 29 October 2020

With improved long-term survival among populations of people living with HIV, it has been suggested that HIV/AIDS may hasten the aging process. There is increasing evidence that cardiovascular, renal, and bone disease and neurocognitive deficits may be more common among long-term survivors of HIV infection. Findings from cohort and prospective randomized studies suggest that people living with HIV are at increased risk of metabolic bone disease and related fractures. There are limited HIV-specific evidence-based recommendations regarding screening for bone disease. Several organizations recommend using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and/or the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool for screening of HIV-infected persons at risk of fractures.

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