Dr Ken Hazelton
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Is Vitamin D for everyone initiating ART?
Supplementing starters on ART containing Efavirenz and Tenofovir with 4000 iu Vit D, and oral calcium, reduced BMD loss by 50% in the first year, say ACTtG A5280. Expected elevations in both PTH and bone turnover were reduced. It at least suggests that those with low Vit D levels at initiation should be identified, and have this considered. Abstract #133