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Reducing Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV-Positive People Img
Cardiovascular

Reducing Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV-Positive People

This year at CROI 2018 a few studies tried to explore possible mechanisms for the association of increased myocardial infarction risk and abacavir use.

M184V Mutation Associated With Increased Risk of Viral Blip but Not Viral Failure With 3TC-Based Dual Therapy Img
CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

M184V Mutation Associated With Increased Risk of Viral Blip but Not Viral Failure With 3TC-Based Dual Therapy

A retrospective analysis presented at CROI 2018 looked at risk of viral rebound in people who switched to lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC)-based dual antiretroviral therapy.

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No Evidence of Premature Aging Effect in HIV-Positive Patients

Similar to some other conditions including diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and rheumatoid arthritis, HIV-positive people are at higher risk of developing serious age-related co-morbidities including myocardial infarction and kidney and liver disease. It is...

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Use of Coronary CT Angiography to Detect Early Noncalcified Plaque in Asymptomatic HIV-Positive Patients

Two oral presentations reported on the incidence of coronary artery calcification in HIV patients.

Wendy Post and colleagues from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) investigated the association of age with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis ...

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Aspirin Use in HIV-Positive Patients

While there is increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV-positive patients, aspirin use has not been studied in this group. Sujit Suchindran and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital presented results from a retrospective a cohor...

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Post-Myocardial Infarction Survival in HIV-Positive Patients

Several posters also looked at clinical responses in HIV-positive people who experienced myocardial infarction (MI).

The D:A:D study reported dramatic improvements in short-term mortality outcomes post-MI over time in this important HIV cardiovascul...