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Thursday, November 29 • 8:00am - 9:30am
A-27 (Repeated) - Bone Health in the HIV Infected: Are We Missing Opportunities to Intervene?

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Bone disease is an important metabolic complication of HIV infection. Studies have demonstrated that osteopenia and osteoporosis occur earlier and more frequently in those infected with HIV than in the uninfected. However, bone health remains a relatively neglected area of preventive care in this population due to limited evidence for recommended screening and treatment practices in this group and concerns about drug toxicity. A didactic presentation and handouts will provide available evidence based background information on current issues and newer recommendation and algorithms. Small “break out” groups will evaluate clinical cases relating to specific topics in bone health and devise a screening and intervention plan for each case. Discussion from these groups will be presented to the large group at the conclusion of the workshop with the goal of consensus building for this very important issue in primary care for the HIV infected.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the end of this workshop, the attendees will be able to describe key issues related to bone health in HIV-infected patients.
  • Participants will learn how to develop an evidence-based plan to screen HIV- infected patients for bone disease.
  • Participants will be able to formulate a treatment plan for HIV infected patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis.


Laura Armas-Kolostroubis,M.D.

Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine

Jeffrey Beal,M.D.

Clinical Director, F/C AETC
Dr. Beal is Clinical Director, Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center; Medical Director, Bureau of HIV/AIDS of the Florida Department of Health; Assistant Professor, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine... Read More →

Robert Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Pediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Lawrence is a specialist with 20 years of experience in Pediatric HIV, including participation with the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group. He provides direct clinical HIV... Read More →

Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am EST
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