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Dealing With Heart Disease When You Have Hiv

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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 levels, blood 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 »

Heart disease - meds or HIV

I recent had a stress test which came back as vaguely positive. My cadiologist recommended a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Finds Heart Disease in Young HIV-Positive Men

...taking anti-HIV therapy, their CD4+ counts were about 800 cells and viral load just over 1,000 copies. Results -- Looking for Heart Disease the Usual Way Analysis of information gathered from blood samples, physical examinations and... 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

...set to soar in the next 20 years as the developing world's populations becomes wealthier and live longer. Mortality rates from heart disease, cancer, and road crashes will make up 30 percent of deaths worldwide by 2030, WHO said. Meanwhile,... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Heart Disease in People with HIV: An Interview with Joseph Sonnabend, M.D.

...colleagues at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. The report described two relatively young men who developed coronary heart disease while on protease inhibitors. A review of 124 patients on protease inhibitors in the Regions HIV clinic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Patients Have More Heart Disease Risk Factors

...A new study by French investigators says HIV patients have a higher risk of common coronary heart disease risk factors. Dr. Genevieve Chene, from Universite Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 in France, and colleagues evaluated the risk factors Read more »
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HIV+ and Heart Disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...non progressors, who have experienced heart attacks. I am 50, in great shape, health, work as Development Officer for an HIV/AIDS dedicated clinic, known in the community and the state (Rochester, NY) and just had two heart attacks in 12 hours... Read more »

Liver cancer, heart disease, counts, resistance

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...necessary. Researchers are beginning to find that long term HIV infection treated with HAART and the incidence of liver cancer/heart disease are highly correlated (i.e. there is a significant statistical relationship). Liver cancer is very rare... Read more »

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

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...adults aged 13-24. Young people who think they are in love (and not really at risk for HIV) do not give each other cancer or heart disease, but they can give each other HIV. They are neither "self-inflictors" nor innocent victims." Finally... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...problems including liver disease, pancreatitis, prostate infections, neuropathy, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, congestive heart disease, and now, most troubling, memory loss. A recent New York Times article pointed out the experiences of... Read more »