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What's the connection between HIV and high blood pressure?

People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research shows.

Less than 1 hour ago
American Heart Association News
Increased Risk for Abdominal Obesity Found in People Living With HIV

People living with HIV are at increased risk for abdominal obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, and elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but not hypertension, according to a recent study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

04 April 2018
Infectious Disease Advisor
1 in 8 patients with HIV has undiagnosed hypertension

To estimate the prevalence of hypertension among PLWH, CDC researchers used data from the Medical Monitoring Project, a surveillance system designed to produce nationally representative estimates of behavioral and clinical characteristics of adults infected with HIV in the U.S.

06 February 2018
Cardiovascular disease: the next great challenge for HIV care

Today, cardiovascular disease is among the leading causes of death among people with HIV. The HIV research community faces a critical need to better understand the mechanism of HIV-related cardiovascular disease and other age-related complications and urgently develop effective treatment strategies for them.

01 December 2017
People living with HIV can live longer, but urgently need improved care to achieve better health outcomes and quality of life

Experts unveiled a set of recommendations on Wednesday to address health problems facing people living with HIV. Treatments are helping people with HIV live long lives, but they face higher risk than others of serious illnesses – from cancer to heart disease to depression.

29 November 2017
HIV Outcomes
HIV patients at greater risk of both heart and kidney disease

Drawing on data from the international D:A:D (Data collection on Adverse events of Anti-HIV Drugs) study, Professor Boyd and colleagues assessed the risks of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease in people with HIV infection. They found elevated risks of each disease occurring simultaneously.

08 November 2017
EurekAlert (press release)
Stroke Outcomes Similar in People With, Without HIV

Patients with HIV have similar stroke outcomes and comorbid conditions compared with older patients who are HIV negative, according to data presented at IDWeek 2017.

09 October 2017
Infectious Disease Advisor
Heavy Marijuana Use Tied to Midlife Cardiovascular Events in U.S. Men With HIV

Heavy marijuana use more than doubled the odds of a cardiovascular event in 40- to 60-year-old men with HIV infection enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). The link between heavy marijuana use and cardiovascular disease was independent of viral load, cigarette smoking and other classic cardiovascular risk factors.

13 September 2017
The Body Pro
Why Do Women With HIV Have a Higher Heart Attack Risk Than Men?

Research findings point to how far we still have to go to understand—and intervene in—the cardiovascular risk in women living with HIV.

22 August 2017
Medscape (requires free registration)
Do People With HIV Need Annual Physical Examinations?

Are yearly comprehensive physical exams a waste of time in people with HIV, or do higher rates of cancer and other clinical conditions merit more intense screening? Clinical practice guidelines don't put this to rest.

12 July 2017
The Body PRO
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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