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Antiretroviral therapy may not be enough to reduce HIV-associated arterial inflammation

Initiating antiretroviral therapy soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated patients.

Published
26 May 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Hypertension in patients with HIV associated with obesity, fat loss and previous treatment with stavudine

Patients with HIV have a higher prevalence of hypertension than closely matched HIV-negative controls, investigators from the Netherlands report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Published
13 May 2016
By
Michael Carter
HIV-related factors increase risk of stroke

HIV-related risk factors seem to increase the risk of stroke – the sudden death of brain cells due to a rupture or obstruction of blood vessels in

Published
15 March 2016
By
Theo Smart
Cardiovascular Risk Tools for HIV Go Head-to-Head in Large U.S. Study

A cardiovascular risk-scoring system known as ASCVD appears to be a better predictor of myocardial infarction (MI) among people with HIV than other risk scores, including Framingham and D:A:D, according to new research.

Published
26 February 2016
From
The Body Pro
Early antiretroviral therapy has no impact on marker of early cardiovascular disease

Starting treatment at a CD4 cell count above 500 does not lead to improvement in an important early warning sign of cardiovascular disease, and investigators are still

Published
23 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Women and African Americans with HIV have a higher risk of stroke

The risk of stroke among people living with HIV is highest among people with unsuppressed viral load, and among women and African Americans, according to findings presented on

Published
23 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
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
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