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HIV Status Tied to Greater Risk of Death Following Heart Attack, Large Examination of Hospital Records Finds

HIV-infected people who are hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are significantly more likely to die than their HIV-uninfected counterparts, U.S. researchers have found. The findings add to the growing body of evidence suggesting that close monitoring of cardiovascular health is particularly important for people living with HIV.

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The 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2011) is expected to draw approximately 10,000 attendees, most of them clinicians and researchers, from throughout the world to present and discuss the latest developments in infectious disease etiology, epidemiology and clinical management. Although it is not an HIV-specific conference, studies on HIV and related complications/coinfections often make up a significant proportion of the conference's presentations.

For more information on ICAAC 2012, please visit the conference's website. You may also view the conference online program planner.

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