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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.

Published
01 April 2014
From
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.

Published
14 March 2014
From
NATAP
Heart attack link to abacavir persists in D:A:D study

The nucleoside (NRTI) drug abacavir (Ziagen also in Kivexa/Epzicom) continues to be associated with a near-doubling of the risk of a heart attack, according to the latest

Published
14 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Heart attack risk in people with HIV may be falling – but not in women

A number of studies at last week’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) examined whether people with HIV had an elevated risk of heart attack and

Published
10 March 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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.

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

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

Published
25 February 2014
From
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.

Published
05 February 2014
From
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.

Published
03 February 2014
From
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%.

Published
17 December 2013
From
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.

Published
14 November 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
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