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Cardiac Manifestations In HIV Disease

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heart disease with hiv

can you tell me what effect Sustiva, zerit, & epivir has on your heart? Pos in 90, started meds 2000 heart attack 23 months later and threw a clot two months ago. Need info on how HIV can/could have caused this heart condition.Thanks,Randy
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Much of the cardiac risk seen in HIV + persons are linked to standard risk factor for coronary artery disease (such as smoking, family history, exercise Read more »

Heart Disease HIV and Medications

I have been HIV+ for 18 years. I started therapy 3 years ago and the only med I've ever taken has... Read more »
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Women Alive

Cardiac Manifestations In HIV Disease Injection Drug Users Are More Susceptible

...estimates suggest that, within the United States, as many as 5000 patients per year may have cardiac complications resulting from HIV infection. Cardiac involvement is being identified more often in patients with HIV/AIDS. Heart problems in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increased Presence, Severity of Coronary Artery Plaques in HIV-Infected Men

... Young to middle-aged men with longstanding HIV infection were significantly more likely to have coronary atherosclerotic plaques than uninfected men in a new study. One hundred and ten Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...contribution of non-adherence and drug failure. AIDS 2000;14:2559-66. 51. Wolff AJ, O'Donnell AE. Pulmonary manifestations of HIV infection in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Chest 2001;120:1888-93. 52. Kovacs JA, Hiemenz JW,... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...that past estimates that more than 1 million Americans were living with HIV overstated the actual total number of people with HIV infections at the time. The agency used different methods than it has in the past to calculate the number. Its most... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...whole host of reasons. Have you always, always, always been completely 100% safe? Think of it this way Ricky: half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. are in young adults aged 13-24. Young people who think they are in love (and not really at... Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »

HIV via infected food!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Experts, I have some trouble, I need your help. Although you establish that HIV could transmit in three ways: Unprotected sexual intercourse, used syringes, and blood transfusion ..But I have one question: Could HIV transmis via... Read more »