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High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among South Africans starting ART

There is a high prevalence and incidence of hypertension (raised blood pressure) among HIV-positive people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, according to research published in PLOS

Published
12 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

Published
11 November 2018
From
Reuters
Cardiovascular Risk Unclear for HIV Patients on Dolutegravir

Patients with HIV who switched to a dolutegravir-based regimen from a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor regimen experienced body mass gain and changes in biomarkers related to increased insulin resistance, according to a subanalysis of the NEAT 022 study.

Published
01 November 2018
From
Medscape (requires free registration)
Findings of large study suggest that HIV should be considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to the findings of a meta-analysis published in Circulation. The research also showed that

Published
17 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV Does Not Increase Risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome Recurrence

Although previous studies have shown that individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including myocardial infarction, a new large health care system study has found that they have no greater likelihood of a recurrent episode after hospitalization than uninfected individuals.

Published
10 September 2018
From
MD Magazine
HIV/AIDS research yields dividends across medical fields

Nearly four decades of study has propelled advances in heart disease, hepatitis, cancer and other diseases.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Many people take drugs that interfere with their blood pressure pills

People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests.

Published
22 August 2018
From
Reuters
People taking a protease inhibitor who have heart failure have an increased mortality risk, study claims

HIV-positive people who are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) and are hospitalised due to heart failure are more likely to die because of cardiovascular disease if they are taking

Published
16 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
Treatment with modern antiretrovirals doesn't increase the risk of hypertension

There is no strong evidence that treatment with antiretrovirals significantly increases the risk of hypertension, investigators from the D:A:D study report in HIV Medicine. After taking into

Published
14 August 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV linked to higher risk of heart failure

HIV infection is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing heart failure, but the reason is not yet clear, according to a presentation yesterday at the 22nd

Published
27 July 2018
By
Liz Highleyman
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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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