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Statins are currently under investigation as a preventive for inflammation-related health problems in people with HIV.
A recent study found that the virus was associated with abdominal obesity as well as high triglycerides and low LDL cholesterol.
A recent meta-analysis found that the addition of hepatitis C raises a cardiovascular disease risk already elevated by HIV.
This is according to a large study of U.S. veterans.
HIV is linked to a higher heart disease risk. Research suggests statins can help. But definitive proof likely won’t come for three years.
The virus itself appears to be the primary driver, likely due to the chronic inflammatory state it prompts.
HIV-positive blacks have a higher risk of stroke compared with other races living with the virus.
HIV raises the risk of heart disease. What can you do to lower that risk?
Smoking cigarettes is a bad habit for anyone, but it’s especially harmful to people living with HIV.
HIV-positive Americans are more likely to smoke and less likely to quit than the general population.
Smoking and HIV don’t mix.
While women are at high risk, the risk of heart attack for men with HIV appears to be dropping, at least in one specific, medically insured po...
Those taking statins to lower cholesterol need not reduce levels to any specific point, rather they just need to take the correct dose, say ne...
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