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Monitoring and assessment of bone mineral density in HIV-infected individuals
  1. David Lawrence,
  2. Fiona Cresswell,
  3. Eben Jones,
  4. Prudence Jarrett,
  5. Chibuzo Mowete,
  6. Yvonne Gilleece
  1. The Lawson Unit, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Lawrence, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; david.lawrence{at}, davidlawrence{at}

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Reduced bone mineral density is more common in HIV due to traditional and HIV-specific risk factors.1 Thirty-eight per cent of Brighton's HIV cohort is aged over 50; as they age, increased morbidity and mortality associated with fractures is likely. Fracture prevention must therefore be prioritised.

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