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November 23, 2009

Low bone mineral density common in HIV-positive men

"A large proportion of HIV-positive men have low bone mineral density, Australian researchers report in the December 1st edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Treatment with a boosted protease inhibitor was identified as a risk factor, and the investigators suggest that their results point to tenofovir also causing changes in the bone metabolism. The risk of fractures was sufficiently high in 16% of patients to warrant treatment. "

Read more in Aidsmap, November 19, 2009.