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Study of Bone Disease in Older HIV-infected Adults

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2012
Rush University Medical Center
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
oluwatoyin M. Adeyemi, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Brief Summary:

This study will look to see if there are changes in the blood cells that are associated with bone disease and sort out effects that are due to the HIV virus itself, the medications and see if faster aging occurs in the cells of HIV infected persons. Bone disease will be measured by a special X-ray called a DEXA scan. A DEXA scan is used by doctors to see if someone has normal bone mass for their age or if there is thinning of the bones.

The purposes of this study are:

  • to learn how common bone disease is in HIV infected patients over the age of 50 years that receive their care at the CORE Center
  • to see what are the common causes of bone disease in older HIV infected persons
  • to see if there are differences in blood cells and levels of cytokines in patients who do or do not have bone disease, as this may help researchers determine the cause of bone disease.

Condition or disease
Osteopenia Osteoporosis HIV Infection Aging HIV Infections

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 101 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: A Pilot Study on the Immunopathogenesis of Bone Disease in Older HIV-infected Adults
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2011

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HIV older than 50 years

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assess the associations between outcome (bone density) and predictors (markers of inflammation and immune activation) using continuous variables [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Serum and plasma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

100 HIV-infected adults, age 50 years or older, on HAART with undetectable viral loads, who are randomly sampled from 6 strata defined by ethnicity (Black:White:Hispanic; 2:1:1) and sex (male:female; 1:1).

100 HIV+ adults, age ≥ 50 yr (50 ♂, 50 ♀; 50 AA, 25 W, 25 H).


Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-1 infection documented by ELISA and confirmed by western blot
  • Treatment with antiretroviral drugs for at least 12 months
  • Age 50-70 years
  • CD4 count > 350 cells/mm3 for at least 6 months
  • HIV-RNA undetectable (< 75 copies/ml for at least 6 months)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known bone disease (primary or metastatic malignancy, osteomalacia)
  • Treatment for bone disease (bisphosphonates, calcitonin, strontium, sodium fluoride, synthetic PTH, or high-dose vitamin D [> 800 IU daily]).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00935935

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United States, Illinois
Ruth M Rothstein CORE Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
Rush University Medical Center
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Principal Investigator: Oluwatoyin Adeyemi, MD Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
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Responsible Party: oluwatoyin M. Adeyemi, principal investigator, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Identifier: NCT00935935    
Other Study ID Numbers: Bone2009
First Posted: July 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Keywords provided by oluwatoyin M. Adeyemi, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center:
Treatment experienced
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Blood-Borne Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases