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Are serious heart problems inevitable for people with HIV? A conversation with cardiologist Priscilla Hsue

Priscilla Hsue, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spoke about heart health and inflammation, and why cardiovascular conditions are becoming a growing concern for people growing older with HIV.

Published
16 March 2017
From
BETA blog
High prevalence and incidence of hypertension among rural Africans living with HIV

The research conducted by Swiss TPH is among the first longitudinal studies looking at the development of hypertension among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. In a cohort of 955 HIV-infected people, 111 (11.6%) were hypertensive.

Published
09 March 2017
From
EurekAlert (press release)
New antibody therapy “profoundly” successful at reducing inflammation from HIV

In a very small study of people living with HIV, a one-time antibody treatment significantly reduced the type of inflammation that can lead to heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems.

Published
09 March 2017
From
BETA blog
D:A:D study – long-term use of darunavir/ritonavir modestly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease

Long-term use of the protease inhibitor darunavir/ritonavir modestly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to data from the ongoing D:A:D study presented to the recent Conference on

Published
08 March 2017
By
Michael Carter
Darunavir Associated with Heart Disease

But atazanavir use in HIV patients not linked to cardiovascular disease.

Published
20 February 2017
From
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Stopping smoking cuts the risk of some cancers quickly in people with HIV

Smoking probably contributes far more to the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with HIV than antiretroviral drug choice, viral load or any factor linked to the

Published
17 February 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Vitamin D deficiency reduces statin potency, increases risk of muscle pain in people with HIV

People living with HIV who take statins are less likely to experience cholesterol reductions and more likely to develop painful muscle damage as a side-effect

Published
18 January 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV patients have nearly twice the heart attack risk

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new study. The higher risk exists even when virus is undetectable in blood because of antiretroviral drugs. Accurately predicting risk is vital for preventive treatment, say clinicians.

Published
22 December 2016
From
Science Daily
African Americans taking ART have high incidence of illness associated with risk of cardiovascular disease

Black HIV-positive men and women receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) have especially high rates of health problems that can increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, investigators from the

Published
20 December 2016
By
Michael Carter
Co-morbidities are common and rising among people with HIV in the US

People living with HIV are increasingly experiencing a range of non-AIDS-related co-morbidities as the population ages, including cardiovascular disease, kidney impairment and bone loss leading to fractures,

Published
19 December 2016
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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