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August 14, 2009

More evidence of bone loss with HIV therapy, more confusion over the role of specific drugs

"While evidence linking antiretroviral therapy to bone loss grows, so does the confusion around which anti-HIV drugs may be responsible for the condition. Two new studies have found that starting and maintaining antiretroviral therapy was linked to a decrease in bone mineral density, but neither study could identify specific anti-HIV drugs responsible for the decrease. With a growing push to earlier treatment of HIV, bone loss may become a more pressing clinical issue for people with HIV and their doctors."

Read more in Aidsmap, August 13, 2009.