• Young MSM may not completely recover from PrEP-related bone density loss

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    Adolescents who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention may experience a loss of bone mineral density during treatment. Most patients can experience partial or full recovery of BMD within 48 weeks after discontinuing the medication, but a recent study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggested that teens aged 15 to 19 years may not make a full recovery, especially in lumbar spine and whole body BMD Z-scores.
    “PrEP use in adolescents and young adult raises concerns because bone growth continues into early adulthood,”
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