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The antiretroviral drug class includes bictegravir, dolutegravir, elvitegravir and raltegravir.
These two integrase inhibitors are associated with high blood sugar and diabetes.
A study looked at the fat composition of people who switched their antiretrovirals to include an integrase inhibitor.
Developing treatments for fatty liver disease has proved challenging, and there are currently no approved medications.
As with HIV-negative individuals, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is tied to diabetes and irregular blood lipids in those with HIV.
Hypertension raises the risk of heart disease and severe COVID-19.
A recent study of noncommunicable disease found mood disorders were linked to metabolic syndrome in particular among people with HIV.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is more common among those with the virus compared with the general population.
A recent study of noncommunicable disease found mood disorders were linked to metabolic syndrome in particular.
Researchers analyzed data on people living with HIV in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands.
People with the virus are living longer and are thus more likely to develop diabetes—plus certain HIV meds may also raise the risk.
Treatment with the diabetes drug metformin prevented the progression of coronary atherosclerosis in a study of people living with HIV.
People with HIV and metabolic syndrome who combined the diabetes drug Glucophage may be able to stave off signs of cardiovascular disease.
Your waist circumference combined with your triglyceride level can help determine if you’re at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Egrifta (tesamorelin), a drug approved to reduce gut fat accumulation, also reduces cellular inflammation.
Though nearly two thirds of women in a large study had low vitamin D levels—a risk factor for bone and heart problems—the HIV-posi...
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