HIV patients are easy victims of osteoporosisThe introduction of HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy) may have improved the survival and quality of life for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) but this improved prognosis has also resulted in long term negative disorders, namely osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a multifactorial disease characterized by reductions in bone mass leading to an increased propensity to bone fractures.

A study published in the Spanish review Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica [Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology] revealed that the prevalence of osteoporosis in HIV-1 infected patients.

The authors said that clinical trial results are awaited with a hope to bring new evidence about the possible effectiveness of anti-osteoporotic treatment in these patients.