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  • Men with HIV have a greater risk and extent of coronary artery disease

    Men with HIV have a greater risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) and have more severe disease than uninfected men, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients with HIV are living longer and, as such, are experiencing more chronic noninfectious age-related diseases such as CAD.

    01 April 2014 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Heavy Popper Use in Gay MACS Cohort Linked to New Heart Disease, Cancer

    Heavy long-term use of inhaled nitrites (poppers) was linked to new cardiovascular disease and cancer in HIV-positive and negative gay/bisexual men in the US Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). More than half of men in this prospective cohort used poppers.

    14 March 2014 | NATAP
  • HIV Independently Predicts Cardiovascular Disease in US Women

    HIV infection--independently of classic risk factors--nearly tripled the risk of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2000 women in the US Veterans Aging Cohort Study [1]. Higher heart disease risk with versus without HIV held true regardless of CD4 count. But women with a viral load below 500 copies did not have a higher cardiovascular disease risk than women without HIV, whereas women with a viral load above 500 copies did.

    07 March 2014 | NATAP
  • Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

    Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

    25 February 2014 | National Institutes of Health (press release)
  • Is high blood pressure the new HIV epidemic?

    MUMBAI: Hypertension or high blood pressure could be as devastating to global health as HIV. This is a warning spelt out in the International Journal of Epidemiology this week. Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have warned that the response of most governments and international aid agencies to hypertension is little better than the reaction of HIV\AIDS 20 years back - too little, too late.

    05 February 2014 | Times of India
  • US HIV+ MSM have higher stroke rate - Framingham score too low

    Ten-year stroke rate was almost 2 times higher in HIV-positive US men who have sex with men (MSM) than in HIV-negative MSM, and the Framingham Risk Score underestimated stroke risk in men with HIV.

    03 February 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • HIV causes structural heart disease, study says

    The researchers found that almost half of the patients (47%) had some type of structural heart disease, usually left ventricular hypertrophy, left ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension and signs of right ventricle failure. Patients with a positive viral load displayed a significantly higher incidence of structural heart disease than those with an undetectable load - 75% as opposed to 43%.

    17 December 2013 | Medical News Today
  • Primary care key to management of patients with HIV infection

    The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America has updated its HIV care guidelines to reflect the fact that people with HIV are now living normal life spans, and their physicians need to focus on preventive care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis.

    14 November 2013 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Framingham underestimates CVD risk in HIV-infected persons

    The Framingham model for global cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk may significantly underestimate the likelihood of CV events in HIV-infected patients, say researchers, who believe they have developed a better model, derived from the Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) study.

    04 November 2013 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • HIV and the immune system linked to heart disease in women

    Researchers in Boston have intensely studied women, both HIV positive and negative, to better understand the interactions between their immune and cardiovascular systems. They have found that HIV-positive women were more likely to have more sticky deposits in their arteries called plaque, specifically non-calcified plaque (NCP).

    27 September 2013 | CATIE
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