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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...history of heart disease. If you're at high risk or already have symptoms, some tests can be preformed to diagnose heart disease. These include an ECG or EKG (electrocardiogram), echocardiogram, exercise stress test, chest X-ray, cardiac catheterization, or coronary angiogram. Medications may also be necessary. Medicines can treat heart disease risk factors such as high lipid levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, an irregular heartbeat, and...
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HIV meds and Heart Safety?

I have never been on meds yet but will be starting soon my cd4 is good (505). My question is, I sometimes have palpitations and skipped heartbeats (non smoker, no caffeine) and tests have shown that nothing major seems to be happening. My question...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The cardiac risk from Truvada + ritonavir/atazanavir are generally low so I am usually comfortable with that regimen in the situation you Read more »

does the H.I.V. cocktail damage the heart

My nephew now on H.I.V. therapy for many years just had a heart attack. Although I am certain part of the problem is smoking,is the other problem the meds. for H.I.V.?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...are very common in the general population with smoking one of the major risk factors. There has been a modest link to certain HIV meds though their contribution to risk generally much less than the standard risk factors (such as age, smoking,... Read more »

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 levels, blood Read more »

it broke my heart when i heard what it means to be a hiv/aids victem

it was on today's news that the government of my country is going to start treating people with anti-aids medication. but they will start treating people with a "stage 3" level of aids. what does it mean to be a stage 3 sufferer? please give me a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.I can't be certain, but one grading scale for severity of HIV disease is the Center for Disease Control's (USA)-- in this scheme, persons have category A, B or C, depending on their health.Category Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Says Deaths From Cancer, Heart Disease, Road Crashes to Soar While HIV/AIDS Deaths to Decline Near 2030

...percent of deaths worldwide by 2030, WHO said. Meanwhile, deaths from factors currently associated with the developing world -- HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and malnutrition -- will fall. However, for HIV/AIDS, deaths are expected to rise from 2.2... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Finds Heart Disease in Young HIV-Positive Men

...informed their family doctors and asked them to refer the men to a cardiologist. Here is what happened: One man underwent a cardiac stress test and had a normal result and is so far doing well. Another man is awaiting his cardiac stress... Read more »
The Body

HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

... There's something about having HIV in your body that may raise your risk for heart disease, say U.S. researchers in a large study published in the June 1 issue Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV, HAART, and the Heart

... The astounding success of the anti-HIV drug cocktails known as HAART, which have dramatically raised the life expectancy of people with HIV/AIDS, is undeniable. But Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...(he's not exactally sure). We are both aware that his previous using caused damage, but I'm really getting concerned that his HIV status is kind of in like a faster process. He was diagnosed this past summer and his numbers are undetectable (from... Read more »

HIV+ and Heart Disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Looking to chat/email with Gay HIV+ Men, Long term non progressors, who have experienced heart attacks. I am 50, in great shape, health, work as Development Officer Read more »

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