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Cardiovascular disease risk is higher for people with hepatitis C

People with hepatitis C are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease suffering a stroke or developing cardiovascular problems than people with similar risk

Published
22 January 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Malawian study provides strong evidence that HIV infection is an important risk factor for stroke

HIV infection is an important risk factor for stroke among adults in Malawi, investigators report in Neurology. The case-controlled study showed that the association between HIV and stroke

Published
05 January 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV identified as leading risk factor for stroke in young African adults

HIV infection is the leading risk factor for stroke in young African adults, a new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health has found.

Published
21 December 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
“Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered

These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

Published
24 November 2015
From
BETA blog
Risk of heart attack rises with length of HIV infection, regardless of age

Ten years after becoming infected with HIV, a person living with HIV has approximately twice the risk of heart attack compared to someone who has just acquired

Published
27 October 2015
By
Keith Alcorn
The Heart of the Matter: Lowering your risk of heart disease

People with HIV are at a greater risk for heart disease than the general population, even when they are taking antiretrovirals (ARVs) and have a fully suppressed virus. What can you do to lower that risk?

Published
03 October 2015
From
Poz
High standards of care associated with reduced mortality risk of patients with HIV

Quality of care (QOC) in the first twelve months after entering HIV care is associated with longer-term mortality risk, investigators from the US Department of Veterans Affairs report

Published
28 September 2015
By
Michael Carter
Fatty liver may contribute to higher risk of death for HIV/HCV co-infected people

About a quarter of people in a New York City cohort who had HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) died over a ten-year period – a "strikingly

Published
26 August 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
HCV infection associated with hardening of the coronary artery

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with an important early warning sign of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) report in the

Published
25 August 2015
By
Michael Carter
Geriatric HIV: living with multiple medical conditions will become the norm as population ages

In fifteen years' time, the clinical needs of Dutch people living with HIV will have changed substantially due to three quarters of them being over the

Published
16 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
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