Treatment News : Hardened Arteries Are Linked to HIV Rather than ARVs

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Treatment News » November 2013

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More Treatment News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

November 8, 2013

Hardened Arteries Are Linked to HIV Rather than ARVs

HIV infection rather than antiretroviral (ARV) treatment is linked to a risk for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) among those who have never smoked, in particular those who have lived with the virus for eight more years. Publishing their findings in the journal AIDS, researchers conducted a retrospective study of 100 people living with HIV for at least two years who had never smoked, half of whom were treatment naive and half of whom had been on treatment for at least four years. There were also 50 HIV-negative controls.

The researchers found that the levels of carotid intima-media thickness (c-IMT, an measure of cardiovascular health) were higher in those who had been living with the virus for at least eight years, regardless of their treatment status. A longer time living with HIV was also linked with a diminished anti-inflammatory response.

“Lower anti-inflammatory response has been linked to increased risk for atherosclerosis, pointing to a potential mechanism within the context of HIV,” Franck Boccara, MD, PhD, a professor of cardiology at Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris and a co-author of the study, said in a release.

The authors caution that the study does not establish a causal relationship between HIV and atherosclerosis, just an association.

To read the release, click here.

To read the study abstract, click here.

Search: HIV, hardened arteries, atherosclerosis, AIDS, carotid intima-media thickness, C-IMT, anti-inflammatory response, Franck Boccara, Saint-Antoine.


Scroll down to comment on this story.



Name:

(will display; 2-50 characters)

Email:

(will NOT display)

City:

(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules



Show comments (0 total)

 
[Go to top]


Join POZ Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar


    Drew949
    South Orange County
    California


    july8th69
    brooklyn
    New York


    Heartland4now
    Tacoma
    Washington


    kmfdm221
    Arcata
    California
Click here to join POZ Personals!
Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Is HIV/AIDS adequately portrayed in pop culture?
Yes
No

Survey
Pop Watch

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.