How HIV treatment affects your bones

Many HIV positive patients are on Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART), but the medications used in South Africa could be affecting your bones and even speed up the progression of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis drug Forteo regrows a jaw bone

The osteoporosis drug Forteo can re-grow bone in jaws damaged by severe bone-destroying conditions called osteonecrosis and periodontitis. But the miracle medication is not without its side effects.

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Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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