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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Rates and determinants of decreased bone health among HIV-infected patients
Principal Investigator:

Roger Bedimo

Location: Dallas, TX
Congressional District Code: 30
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


HIV and HCV infections are associated with an increased risk of osteoporotic fractures (OF). HIV/HCV co- infected subjects have a 3-fold increased fracture incidence compared to uninfected individuals, and 50% greater risk than HIV mono-infected. Despite being associated with this much higher fracture risk, HIV/HCV co- infection is not associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) than HIV alone. The increased OF risk associated with HCV is likely mediated by micro-architectural changes that...

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