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Bone density slow to rebound after lactation in women with HIV

Key clinical point: Women with HIV had more bone mobilization during lactation, and attenuated skeletal recovery after lactation, compared with HIV-negative women.

Major finding: The differences between women who had HIV and the HIV-negative reference group were statistically significant (P = .003 for lumbar spine and P less than .001 for whole-body aBMD).

Study details: Prospective cohort study of 95 women with HIV and 96 HIV-negative women.

Disclosures: The study was funded by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council and Department for International Development as well as the Alborada Trust and the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Nabwire F et al. CROI 2020, Abstract 768.