Why Healthy Bones Matter™ for People Living with HIV

Arlington, VA US

As people with HIV live longer than they have in previous decades, their fracture risk increases, as it does for all people. People living with HIV experience bone loss, weakened bones and broken bones more often than the general population. Their fracture rates, for example, are 2 to 4 times higher. As people live longer with HIV, these risks will increase with age, just as they do for all people.

The reasons for poor bone health among people living with HIV are not clear. Experts point to factors including the effects of the virus on bone cells, side effects of some medicines used to treat HIV, as well as the body’s immune response to HIV.

In addition to the disease itself, people living with HIV have other risk factors, such as lifestyle choices and other medical conditions, that can impact their bone health. The good news is that there are steps that people can take to build and keep strong bones for a healthy, independent life.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for use by case managers, public health professionals, health educators with an interest in osteoporosis and bone health, people living with HIV, as well as their families and caregivers.

Learning Objectives

The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is committed to educating Americans living with HIV about how to protect their bones. Here is how: We have created a 1-hour on-demand virtual program tailored to the needs of people living with HIV, as well as their families and caregivers. We have partnered with community organizations to develop an in-depth training program to empower case managers to provide bone health information and resources to their clients living with HIV. 

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251 18th St S, Suite 630
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

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It is the policy of the Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored publications and programs. BHOF requires the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship the sponsor, Editorial Board or Guest Contributors have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. All authors and contributors to this continuing education activity have disclosed any real or apparent interest that may have direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.

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