Osteoporosis in HIV: Is HIV Bad to the Bone?
Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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At the completion of this educational session, learners will:
- Understand the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in HIV-infected persons.
- Know which HIV-infected patients should be screened for osteoporosis.
- Be aware of the secondary causes of bone loss that should be evaluated.
- Know the optimal treatment strategy for an HIV-infected person with osteoporosis.
Todd Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins University where he is also the primary endocrine consultant to the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic. His research focuses on metabolic, endocrine, and skeletal abnormalities observed in HIV-infected patients, particularly as related to aging. Dr Brown is Chair of the Metabolic Working Group in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and was appointed by the AIDS Clinical Trial Group to their newly formed Inflammation/End-organ Disease Transformative Science Group.
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