People who have tested positive to HIV are at an increased risk of suffering from various fractures since their bone density is lower than those who are not infected with the virus.
The total number of fractures among those who were infected by HIV and normal populations were compared by researchers at the Rocky Mountain Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Services, who found that the number of fractures was four times greater among HIV positive populations.
Advertisement"We confirmed that several established risk factors for fracture, such as age, substance abuse, hepatitis C co-infection and diabetes were associated with fractures among the HIV-infected patients", lead researcher Dr Benjamin Young wrote in the report.
The study has been published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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