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Researchers analyzed health data from 2004 and 2014 regarding a cohort of people with HIV who initially had a median age of 41.
Today’s HIV meds are not linked to this common condition.
A large, ongoing study of people with HIV found that only a couple of older antiretrovirals were linked to high blood pressure.
This finding came from a larger report indicating that U.S. residents are increasingly taking drugs linked to such symptoms.
Compared with their HIV-negative peers, HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of treatment for a host of health problems.
And yet the condition often goes undiagnosed and untreated among them.
According to a recent analysis, smoking in this population is tied to depression and high blood pressure.
In a recent study, untreated high blood pressure was linked to being male, living in poverty and having less education.
Among the hep C population, other factors associated with chronic kidney disease include being older and having diabetes or HIV.
The study also found that compared with HIV-negative people with heart risks, those with HIV were prescribed aspirin at a lower rate.
People with HIV have as much as twice the risk of cardiovascular disease compared with the general population.
Having taken Kaletra also raised the risk of erectile dysfunction in a recent study of this group.
HIV-positive individuals studied for research on smoking and high blood pressure.
Research shows a higher risk of chronic conditions for seniors living with HIV.
Conditions include kidney disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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