Fragility fractures in HIV-infected patients: need for better understanding of diagnosis and management

Grace A. Mccomsey, Jeannie S. Huang, Ian J. Woolley, Benjamin Young, Paul E. Sax, Marisa Gerber, Susan Swindells, Hector Bonilla, Geetha Gopalakrishnan

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HIV infection, AIDS, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been associated with bone fragility fractures, although the prevalence and incidence are not well studied by researchers. In HIV and ART, osteopenia and osteoporosis are multifactorial, and health promotion or medical health maintenance should anticipate and prevent morbidity of bone fragility fractures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


  • antiretroviral therapy
  • fragility fractures
  • HIV
  • osteopenia
  • osteoporosis
  • pathological fractures

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