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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 side 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
Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation that is linked to heart disease and stroke in these patients. The drug both improved metabolism and reduced inflammation in HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral therapy.

Published
15 May 2015
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Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Five antiretroviral combinations associated with increased risk of a cardiovascular event

Treatment with four individual and five combinations of anti-HIV drugs is associated with an increased risk of a cardiovascular event, investigators from the United States report in the

Published
08 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
HIV infection and low CD4 count associated with hardening of arteries

HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries, investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The US study compared changes

Published
06 May 2015
By
Michael Carter
NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease

Researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multicenter international clinical trial to test whether a statin can reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV infection, who are up to twice as likely as people without HIV infection to have heart disease.

Published
16 April 2015
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Eurekalert Inf Dis
Inflammation and gut leakage remains elevated in people with HIV despite early antiretroviral treatment

Inflammatory changes and damage to the gut begin very soon after initial HIV infection, and may not return to normal even when people start antiretroviral therapy (ART)

Published
16 March 2015
By
Liz Highleyman
Studies offer mounting evidence that statins may reduce the risk of heart disease in people living with HIV

Evidence is mounting that statin therapy can prevent the progression of coronary atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries supplying the heart) in people living with HIV, according

Published
10 March 2015
By
Theo Smart
HIV and Cardiovascular Risk: Early Statin Use May Help

People with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with controlled viral loads may benefit from using statins earlier than typically prescribed to control high cholesterol, according to two studies presented last week at CROI 2015.

Published
06 March 2015
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