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Getting Heart Disease When You're Hiv Positive

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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 and Newly HIV Positive - BY

What affects does HIV Medication have on the vascular system? Are there any Drs. that may be versed in both areas. I'm 48, thanks to my genes I have inherited a circulatory mess. To date I have had one Heart attack which led to a triple bypass in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your question. Your situation is a challenging one, where we must balance the risk of your existing cardiac disease against the risk of progression of HIV disease. Clearly with a high CD4 count, your HIV risk is currently low, 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 »
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

HIV and Aging provider about possible drug interactions. Another important step is to get regular medical checkups that look for: Heart disease: For good heart health, HIV-positive people should talk with their health care providers about monitoring... Read more »
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I just recently tested Positive

Posted by Dakota, 4 Replies
I am so depressed and Stressed I am just at my end. I feel so alone and no one to talk too Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

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 »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies times, we love each other very much. I am not positive, and frequently get tested. The thing is, he does not believe in HIV meds. For a few years after his test results, he refused to seek any sort of medical treatment. I have basically... Read more »