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Does Having Heart Disease Mean I Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many women do not believe they
Ask the Experts

Heart disease - meds or HIV

I recent had a stress test which came back as vaguely positive. My cadiologist recommended a cardio catherization. That test showed that my arteries were clear but an EF test showed my heart was only pumping blood at 45% which was diagnosed as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...all data available. Cardiomyopathy or decreased left ventricular function occurs fairly commonly in the general population. HIV can cause a muscle disorder in a small (exact #/% unclear) of patients and certain HIV drugs (such as AZT) can cause... 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 »

HIV & Cardiac Disease

I myself and yet another of those HIV + men inquiring about HIV, HIV meds and Heart Disease. I have been positive for 17 years and have only started therapy In Feb of 2003 and have been on the same medication for that duration with good results but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Wow-I have had several patients with rapidly progressive cardiac disease similar to what you describe. Your current regimen generally doesn't cause severe lipid elevations so it is difficult to link Read more »

heart disease runs in my family

My ex was just diagnosed with HIV+ after being hospitalized for PCP. I am pretty sure that since we have been together for many years that I have HIV too. Heart disease runs in my family on my mothers side, so does this mean that if I have HIV that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If you are HIV+ you are at risk for AIDS related problems. If your HIV care is good and you live to middle old age then heart disease and cancer are the major health risks. There is controversy (not settled) about whether HIV or its treatment... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
The Body

Untreated HIV Associated With Less-"Elastic" Arteries, Raising Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

...are not taking HIV medications are more likely to have less "elastic" arteries, which increases the chances they will develop heart disease. A healthy artery should be like a balloon and stretch easily (i.e., be elastic). Low elasticity is... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older... 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 »

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 »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, 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 »