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CD4 cell count below 500 associated with increased risk of CVD - implications for 'when to start' debate

A low CD4 cell count is a strong, independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease for patients with HIV, investigators from the US

Published
12 July 2010
By
Michael Carter
Start HIV treatment earlier to reduce risk of hardening of the arteries

Starting HIV treatment with a CD4 cell count below 350 cells/mm3 is associated with a higher likelihood of arterial stiffness, an early warning sign for

Published
15 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
Both traditional risk factors and biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV

Family history and smoking are the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease in patients with HIV, US investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. They

Published
04 June 2010
By
Michael Carter
AIDS-related deaths continue to fall, diseases of ageing and lifestyle on the rise in people with HIV

Lifestyle and social factors need to be addressed if the full potential of HIV treatment to lower mortality is to be realised, according to results

Published
28 April 2010
By
Michael Carter
French HIV-positive patients have increased risk of heart attack

HIV-positive people in France have an increased risk of heart attack, according to research published in the online edition of AIDS. Compared to the general,

Published
28 April 2010
By
Michael Carter
Suppressive antiretroviral therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis

Antiretroviral therapy that reduces viral load to an undetectable level was linked to slower progression of sub-clinical atherosclerosis, as indicated by carotid intima-media thickness, researchers

Published
26 February 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
FDA warns that saquinavir/ritonavir can cause heart rhythm disturbances

Medicine regulators in the US have issued a warning that treatment with ritonavir-boosted saquinavir can cause an irregular heartbeat. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Published
24 February 2010
By
Michael Carter
Progression of atherosclerosis is linked to inflammation in people with HIV

People with HIV experience more rapid progression of atherosclerosis than uninfected individuals, especially as measured in a specific part of the carotid artery known as

Published
23 February 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
Triglycerides linked to heart attack risk in D:A:D study

Higher triglyceride levels were independently associated with a higher risk of myocardial infarction, or heart attack, in the large D:A:D study, according to a report

Published
22 February 2010
By
Liz Highleyman
Smoking cessation lowers cardiovascular risk in D:A:D cohort

HIV-positive smokers had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, compared with those who never smoked, but the extra

Published
19 February 2010
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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